The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: morungs rent rice land; harvesting rice
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 22.9.1936
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: Wakching 22/9/1936.
text: Today the Balang morung cut its rice field. Morungs do not own land apart from uncultivated jungle which is valuable because of the bamboo growing there but every year they rent a field from a wealthy man and plant and tend it together. The Balang field was below the trail to Shiong.