The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: misdeed of a Wakching gaonbura
medium: diaries
person: DzeamangMetlou/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 18.12.1936
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: In all his happiness Dzeamang is so talkative (80) that he tells me of a small misdeed committed by Metlou the gaonbura of his morung. Apparently around the time when the Bala burnt down either before or just after he secretly took a laya which belonged to the morung. When he was somehow discovered he had to pay a fine of one pig and Rs 10 which took care of the affair. But he still is a bit ashamed of himself and therefore did not accompany the other Bala boys to get the head.