The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: girls singing party
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: In the evening I went to one of these singing parties of the The-phong girls. (257) It was a splendid moonlit night. Ten or twelve sat in the completely black house of a widow with daughters and three or more of them were singing their monotonous songs. They were expecting some Ang-ban boys who are apparently much fussed over because of the absence of the Bala people.