The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: setting off to Tanhai
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
date: 11.7.1936
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: Wakching 11/7/1936. It rained all night long and was still doing so by seven o'clock. Then the rain changed to foggy haze and after eight we could start out on our way to Tan-hai. A narrow path, extremely slippery, first goes through the forest and then steeply downhill, often along steps cut into the ground, over sunny slopes overgrown with tall grass and bushes. Two rest places with big stone seats under the shadows of trees have been set up by morungs. (90) Most of the land here belongs to Wakching.