The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: people like to stay up all night and sleep in day
medium: diaries
person: Chingai
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wangla
date: 13.10.1936
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: (127) Hungphoi 13/10/1936.
text: The noise in the camp was kept up until long past midnight. Chingai couldn't find another time than the middle of the night for the settlement of a dispute. That is very characteristic of the Konyak. These people like to stay up at night and then sleep during the day. The incident concerned is not without interest.