The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one


on the path; man asks Mills for help

medium: diaries
person: Mills
ethnicgroup: Angami
date: 3.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936

translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes

person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London

At seven o' clock we started. First the path went down again through light forest and pine trees. Then it became steeper and my knees, which were stiff from the previous day, made the descent extremely painful. Thank heavens, the steep stretch was short. We now came closer to the valley floor and directly underneath us the flooded rice terraces glittered in the sun