The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: off through irrigated fields
medium: diaries
person: Nlamo
ethnicgroup: Angami
date: 27.6.1936
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: (67) Excursion to Khonoma (27/6/1936).
text: I started at quarter to seven together with Nlamo and a sepoy plus pony. It was a wonderful fresh morning and walking was a pure joy. After one and a half miles on the road to Dimapur the bridle path goes off to the left and leads along a mountain slope, mostly between jhum fields and irrigated rice terraces which fill entire hollows on the mountain side. Apparently water is available here in abundance. It gushes through canals as strongly as a small mill stream. It distributes itself over the terraces. It is conducted further in bamboo pipes and in some parts it even pours across the path. In many fields the rice plants are already about twenty centimetres high and they glitter in the sun with their pale tender green. The weather was brilliant.