The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: initiation taboos in morung
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: The evening of this day the newly entered boys spend in the morung and may not talk to their parents. These bring them food but it is accepted by an older boy and passed on to them. The same older boy generally looks after them and shows them their sleeping place too.