The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: re-built rice granary, used by lovers
medium: diaries
person: Shankok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.8.1936
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
text: Towards evening I went to Shankok's house. He had just completed the building of a rice granary, or rather had rebuilt a dilapidated one. However the two strong carved door wings, as well as parts of the verandah are reused again and again. Some leaves were tied to the central post, an offering to Ghawang. In a short formula the rice is also asked to come in great quantities. Shankok has made special provisions for couples in love by having unusually good partitions on his verandah, although he himself does not know who uses them, anyway, by a The-phong boy. (237) The girls come into the men's khel and return to their parents' home at dawn just before the other people get up.