The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: shelters for lovers on rice granaries
medium: diaries
person: Shankok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 1.6.1937
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 verandahs of three of the granaries there are shelters for lovers. One of them Shankok himself used to use but once his wife came after him in the middle of the night and poured reproaches on him and his girl, but he was not lazy to respond and his wife had to move off cursing while he could carry on the interrupted pleasures of love. Later he became more careful and met his lovers in the Bala morung. In general however the young men use the granaries of their own morung.