The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: setting off from Kohima
medium: diaries
person: MillsThevoni
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Chakhabama
date: 2.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (34) Chakhabama 2/6/1936
text: At 8 o'clock we left Kohima. Our company consisted apart from J.P. Mills and myself of Thevoni the head interpreter for the Eastern Angami. A chubby man about 35 years old with a cheerful round face dressed with a dark loin cloth, a red waistcoat and a white cloak with black stripes. Furthermore three other Angami, our servants and two sepoys for the ponies. In addition we had eight carriers, also Eastern Angami, who were earning a bit of money this way on their return trip home. One carrier gets 8 annas per day. For a pony we pay 1 rupee.