The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: tanks and ruins
medium: diaries
location: Dimapur
date: 4.7.1936
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: Otherwise there are some very big tanks left. The inhabitants of this city by a river hardly needed water storage tanks but they did have to dig deep ditches in order to build their houses on flood protected mounds. The ruins are now a protected monument and they are well kept. (74) The forked posts are braced with iron bands to secure them against splitting