The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: start of Ou-nie-bu, the rice harvesting festival
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 2.9.1936
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: (251) Wakching 2/9/1936.
text: This morning some of the gaonburas surprised me with a report that the Ou-nie-bu would start today not tomorrow. Because of the constantly cloudy sky they had made a miscalculation but yesterday the state of the full moon had been observed and therefore the Ou-nie-bu would start today.