The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: off on path through woods
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Tese-ru R.
date: 9.6.1936
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: (56) Sathazumi 9th June
text: With beautiful sunny weather we started in the direction of Yorobami. The path leads along near the top of a mountain range, mostly through open terrain with the valley of the Tese-ru River running along at our feet. Then we go again through some forest with great numbers of trees unknown to me, but also with oak, beech and occasionally pine trees. In between stand bushes, some of which have delicate lilac blossoms. Another one with small orange flowers has two shiny white leaves just below the blossom and it glistens splendidly in the bright sun.