The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: desolate village of Kohima , tin roofs
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Kohima
date: 21.6.1936
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: June 21st
text: As the weather was once again fair, I decided to go into the village of Kohima. Soon after our meal I went up to the village accompanied by an Angami dobashi. Along the path stand several megaliths. The village itself today has a rather desolate appearance. Many houses have tin roofs and several have been built even on the model of bungalows. Even the house horns frequently are made of tin.