The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: young girls sing after harvest
medium: diaries
person: Chingai
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 7.10.1936
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: Chingai told me that in the evening the young girls would sing in the Ang's house. They would do this on the six days following the rice harvest. Although it was pouring with rain and the path through the village was partly a running stream, partly a swamp, I agreed to come as well.