The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: singing on way back from field
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 13.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: The way back is hot. I meet Chinyang on his field but may not enter his field hut as that is genna while the rice is being cut. I am in a good mood and start to sing while walking Schubert, Wolf and Verdi. That has an unexpected effect on my little companions who are shaking with laughter. They themselves now may not (34) sing in the fields until the rice harvest has been completed.