The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: return to the bungalow
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 16.1.1937
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: The actual feast when the head is taken down from the tree only takes place tomorrow but already today the morung is genna. Through the Thepong morung and passed Shankok's house I finally turn towards the bungalow which is just being repaired by Ao people. Apparently Shankok was dragged from deepest slumber although it was only about 3 o'clock. At the bungalow I found several Ao people busy with restoration jobs which were indeed quite necessary. The rooms are freshly white-washed and the roof is repaired. Fortunately most of the work was done during my absence.