The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: tiger tracks , mission hymns
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Mokokchung Chantongia Mongsenyimti
date: 18.7.1936
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: On the Chantongia path I saw the tracks of a tiger. Yesterday as well just before we came to Mongsenyimti maybe 100 metres to the gate we saw tiger droppings directly on the bridle path. Before we reached Chantongia we were again expected by several gaonburas. Several years ago a man was killed here by a tiger between the two khels of the village so it seems as though these sweet little animals are swarming around here. The entire day had been dry and occasionally the sun came through the clouds. While I am writing this at 8.15 I can hear a hymn being sung at the mission church. The night is clear and full of stars.