The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: multiplying stones ; Baptists missions receding
medium: diaries
person: Blah
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: In the evening we again ate with Blah who is a pleasant, very European, man. Although he himself belongs to a protestant church he also does not speak well of the American Mission. Its influence by the way is supposed to be receding in many villages. It was a joy to have a few short drinks before dinner. The meal itself was excellent and it was served by a Lhota in full ceremonial costume. Afterwards Blah showed us three round black stones of which it is said that they can multiply. The smallest one is supposed to be the child of the other two. I think he got them in a Sema village. Blah said that he's going to come to Wakching on the 30th for a few days.