The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: story of disagreement between morungs
medium: diaries
person: Metlou
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 3.5.1937
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
text: On the way Metlou told me the Bala version of the former disagreement between the morungs. On the whole it was identical to the one I already knew. The main culprits seemed to have been the people of the Shungtahu. Supposedly there was a real battle on the day when the Bala was expelled in which two Bala men were killed by Thepong people. Formerly the Bala was the largest khel, larger than the Thepong is today. The people spread out over the neighbouring villages but by and by many returned.