The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: further information about agricultural ceremonies
medium: diaries
person: Yongang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 19.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: notebook 3,p.113
text: Following my question whether these ceremonies during the Ou-nie-bu differed from Shiong's Lai-pham-bu, the gaonburas told me (by now Yongang had also appeared) that in Wakching only one man, and that is someone from the Shayanghu clan gets the rice from the fields. (208) This now proved to be a hint which led to a very interesting institution, that is as it seems to the ritual function of the descendant of the village founder. (notebook 3 p. 113 but as I could not trace the matter completely today I will write down in more complete context what I heard today).