The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: galloping back to camp
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: The way back over a long, sunny hillside (59) and then up through the rice terraces, was rather hot and tiring. The more one has to admire the people who work all day with bent-over backs in their rice fields and who then still have to make the strenuous trip often carrying a heavy load. Close to the summit we drank from a spring which has cool and good water. On the horse trail from Yorobami our ponies were waiting. Mine was in a good mood and I cantered and galloped a good part of the way home to Sathazumi. When we were sitting at dinner suddenly a parrot flew into the room. When I caught it and carried it outside it energetically bit my finger and I had great difficulty to get rid of it.