The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook three

caption: rituals for increase of rice
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 21.8.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.1936-6.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (139) In Lia and Dzangla-li there are no gennas.
text: In Pong-long-pong-li there is the Pong-long-pong-bu for the increase of the rice. There is only one day genna. Some people kill pigs and the other people buy from them some of the pork. Then the Ang, and the morung Angs and the Neang-ba (Chinyak) kill a pig on the road (from the bungalow to the Aukheang) and cook the meat in the rest house. There are no genna words said when the pig is killed. The day on which the pig is (140) killed is not genna, (people go to the fields), - but the next day is genna for the whole village.