The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: dance breaks off for night in Wanching
medium: diaries
person: Apong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
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: But soon the dancing stops and the separate groups go to their own morungs where no doubt they will go on dancing deep into the night. Apong, the gaonbura, is beaming and obviously quite a lot of rice beer has already gone down his throat. He bids me farewell with nods of eternal gratitude when I turn to leave, to the relief of my Wakching friends who are pressing to go. The Ang repeatedly excuses himself for not asking me into his house, but he said it was just being rebuilt and he himself was not living in it. Some people were just then occupied painting the posts.