The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: terraced rice fields
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Angami
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: Our path now went along the borders of the rice fields and I admired the way the people could divide the entire mountainside by terraces. The supply and distribution of the water is also carried out with surprising technical ingenuity. Along the rock face the water was raised in bamboo pipes and the canals are extended over wide areas all at completely equal height.