The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: a hot night
medium: diaries
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: The inspection and dak bungalow where we spent the night was quite hot and of course there were no electric fans. The air was saturated with humidity. From the jungle came the screeching and quarrelling of the parrots and the peculiar calls of the gibbon monkey or huluk. The evening meal was good. Although I did not sleep badly I woke up feeling exhausted and sore and with a strange feeling in my stomach. The heat really is quite depressing.