The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: boys now sleep 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: In the morning they first wash at the well and only then may they enter their parents' home. From now on they sleep in the morung and have to do all kinds of tasks for the older ones as in particular getting water and wood. Whoever does not obey or even tries to continue sleeping at home, considered a huge disgrace, gets a good beating from the morung boys who take over the boys education with drastic measures.