The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: arrival at Mokokchung
medium: diaries
person: Blah/ Hari
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Mokokchung
date: 16.7.1936
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 rain stopped only just before we reached Mokokchung. At the gate we were met by Mr Hari Blah, a Khasi who now has Mills' former post as Sub-Divisional Officer in Mokokchung. Near the entrance to the village stands a morung, in front of it an open space and a big stone platform. One side of the space is bordered by the house for the great slit-drum. Mokokchung is a big Ao village without any remarkable features. Numerous gaonburas were expecting us and we had to sip at many a bamboo of rice beer.