The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: sea of fog
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Angami
date: 8.6.1936
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: Sathazumi 8th June.
text: When I was woken up at five thirty the first sun rays were just touching the bungalow. The valley was filled with a foaming sea of fog, some of which was driven up the mountain sides by the morning wind. Only for a few moments could one see through the fog the water on the rice terraces of Sagazumi. A veil moved over the village itself which was mingled with the smoke of the morning fires and the two and a half hundred gables of Sagazumi were enveloped in a blue haze.