The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: Neangbas loss of influence
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 10.3.1937
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: The absence of the Neangbas from the gaonburas consultations concerning the question of calendar is symptomatic and indicates a shift of influence in the affairs of the village from the Neangbas to the gaonburas. Supposedly the Neangbas meet today or tomorrow to discuss the same question in the house of one of them (as there is no Ang house) but their decision should hardly change anything.