The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Eight. The Harvest
caption: drunken revelry
medium: books
person: Meniu/ of WakchingHenyong/ of WakchingLiphung/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: "Look, Sahib," whispered Shankok, "the boy there with Meniu on his back is Henyong. Until a few weeks ago he went with Liphung, the daughter of Yona, every night. But she got married, and now he runs after Meniu. The poor girl, she has had too much rice-beer tonight. Only look! Now she is sick -- oh! look, all that beer on Henyong's shoulder. He will be proud of that !"