The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: a pleasant meal
medium: diaries
person: Castles
location: Borjan
date: 5.7.1936
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: Mr Castles is a very nice, cheerful man, approximately middle-aged, who is probably not of refined origin but nevertheless has utterly pleasant manners. On his excellent electric phonograph he played jazz, Paul Robeson and the 'Unfinished Symphony' for us. His fridgidaire makes it possible to serve ice-cold drinks and after the hot journey we tremendously enjoyed several glasses of beer. Supper was very good and the entire evening was very enjoyable