The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: met by villagers
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Lunglam
date: 3.3.1937
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: When we get closer to the village and only a deep ravine still separates us from its bridge, the Oting boy calls over in that peculiar way which can be heard up to a great distance and indeed the drum answers and soon we can see people coming down the steep slope. (124) Soon we meet them. It is the gaonbura together with a group of young men in festive ornament. First we drink rice beer on the way and then sweat our way up to the village.