The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: a genna after the storm
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 4.5.1937
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: The morning found the village in some excitement. The storm had done quite some damage. It had taken down fences and platforms, had thrown big trees to the ground and had blown away the palm leaves from many a roof. After a storm of such force a genna of one day is held. This was not obvious in Wanching as it is a genna day anyway but Metlou says that Wakching too will hold a genna. We could not go as early to Chingphoi as I had planned as the storm had scattered my peoples rice and they had to find some more and cook it.