The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Nine. The Girls' Club of Punkhung
caption: Haimendorf invited to girls' club
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Punkhung
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: If I had unconsciously touched on a sore point, my joke had so amused the other girls that they invited me to their club, or so I should like to call the separate room in the chief's house where the girls of the Ang morung spend their nights. Here they receive the visits of the boys from other morung, and no objection is raised if these visits last far into the early hours of the morning.