The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: stomach ache ; grave with stones for love affair
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Chezumi
date: 11.6.1936
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: Cheswezumi 11th June During the night I had felt unwell for a little while and in the morning my stomach was not quite all right. We started out after seven o'clock with radiantly beautiful windy weather and reached the bungalow at Cheswezumi at quarter to one. Apart from a few short stops we only rested at Chezumi. After Chezumi we passed a grave where sixty two small stones were announcing the successful love affairs of the deceased. Towards noon it became very hot and we were grateful to have our ponies, but at night the temperature went down again to twenty one degrees. In the afternoon I started to feel considerably better but I slept for almost two hours.