The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: girls' dance not witnessed , return to bungalow
medium: diaries
person: Kunde/ Dr
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 20.12.1936
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: When we are already some way away from the village, a boy comes running after us and says that now the girls are dancing. But it is already so late that I cannot make up my mind to turn back, and so I forgo the dancing talents of the fair sex. (108) In my bungalow I find one room taken up by Dr Kunde, the doctor of Mokokchung. He has come to inspect the dispensary and he has brought along his entire family consisting of a fat wife and four children. My delight about this invasion is more than limited.