The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: exchange of bread between morungs
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 3.9.1936
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: The Au-kheang girls give their bread to the Balang and Ang-ban boys and the girls of the two latter morungs give their to the Au-kheang boys. The same exchange of bread happens between The-phong and Bala but today this did not happen as the Bala girls and the The-phong boys have disagreed with each other. So the The-phong girls give their bread to the Ang-ban boys and the Ang-ban girls offer bread to The-phong boys while Bala seems to be left out completely. I still have to hear both sides about the conflict between The-phong and Bala.