The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: work group organization
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 1.5.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.4.1937-26.6.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: notebook 12 p.56
text: Yesterday Metzou mentioned that his daughter went weeding together with her gang and two Oukheang boys. Today Meniu, Shankok's younger sister's gang is working on one of Shankok's fields towards Chingtang. Two Angban boys went with the girls. These will be well fed during the day by Shankok but otherwise receive no payment. In addition there are eleven older poor women who work his fields. For three days labour these receive a mu-dho basket (see Notebook 12 p. 56) of unhusked rice.