The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: path from village ; water village supply
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 13.7.1936
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: (95) Tamlu 13/7/1936. When we were leaving the bungalow of Wakching at a quarter to eight this morning it rained and was stormy, but the rain stopped soon and from ten onwards we had sparkling sunshine. The trail led past Wakching, rising slightly up towards Wanching, usually with an open view of the hill ridge where Shiong is. Only the last part is steep from one of the springs up to the village. However, during the rainy season the women do not need to bring up their water from here as two long bamboo aqueducts carried over twelve supports brings sufficient water into both khels, but during the cold season the springs which feed them dry up.