The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: people harvesting rice
medium: diaries
person: ShoupaBala morung
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 29.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: (62) Two or three fields below this rest place we saw large numbers of people working in one large field, while elsewhere only family groups were busy. This was one of Shoupa's seven fields and the men and boys harvesting were of the Bala morung. When the morung was burnt down Shoupa gave them one whole store-basket of rice as a contribution, and in repayment of this gift the Bala men voluntarily gave Shoupa their free labour to harvest one of his fields.