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: singing and meeting of boys and girls
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 31.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Later this evening we went to Wakching and observed the nightlife of the young which has hardly changed since my first visit. Although there are no more separate girls' clubs (yo), the girls assemble in certain houses and start by singing by themselves, sitting on the pounding tables and later in the porch. There they are visited by groups of boys, who first sing by themselves standing at the door and in the porch, and then join the (67) girls. In the old days they brought bamboo torches, but now they carry hurricane lamps and even electric torches.