The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: strict genna
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 1.3.1937
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: Oting 1/3/1937
text: In the morning there still was a fine drizzle coming down and when I went into the village with Chingai it was heavy fog. I settled down in the Long-shai morung where there were a lot of young and some older men sitting around. Today a strict genna is observed. Only the women get water and wood in the morning, otherwise all work is suspended for the entire day.