The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: eating rice before initiation
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 23.10.1936
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: Some girls sat in the front room, the men were further back near the platform. Not only Yongang's clan members who belong to the The-pong morung, but also the Metahu men of the other morungs. They were eating rice and drinking madhu. On the platform stood three of those baskets in which the rice beer is prepared. Yongang had brought them already filled. For each he had paid Rs. 5.