The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Ang the first among equals ; slit drums
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wangla
date: 11.10.1936
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: The Ang himself had dragged it into the village at the time of the Oyabu and had poured madhu on it and smeared it with the blood of the mithan. The Ang is a slender, youthful looking man whose subjects do not approach him with a lot of awe. Instead I have the impression that his position as also the position of the Ang of Oting is one of primus inter pares. His big and long house stands opposite the Ang morung and in his anteroom it contains two huge slit drums as well as a smaller broken one. Only at sunset do I return to the camp.