The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: good track through rice terraces
medium: diaries
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: A good track wound itself at first for a long time at approximately the same altitude along a hillside. Below us were irrigated rice terraces and jhum fields with rice or millet growing on them. In between the field houses and small huts where people take their meals. Most of the hillside is however not cultivated but is covered with young forest and underbrush as is characteristic of a slash and burn agriculture.