The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Yukao village with a huge drum
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Yakao (Yukao) Chentang
date: 3.12.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.11.1936-11.2.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Yukao is a friendly, clean village with nicely looking friendly inhabitants. The contrast to the pathetic Chentang where every second person has a huge goitre is startling. The houses are covered with grass, at least I cannot see any slates although these made possibly be hidden underneath the grass. In an open space there is a huge drum with open ends of the Pangsha type. Instead of the slit on top it has only two holes. We can talk a man into playing a few bars on it which allows me to take a picture