The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: the head takers chant
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wangla
date: 27.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: At night I get a Hungphoi youth to dictate to me the chant which the men had sung to the dance yesterday. To my astonishment I realise that it is composed to me and that it praises the division of all Pangsha heads.