The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: across Dikhu to bungalow; letter from Louis Clarke about collecting objects for Cambridge
medium: diaries
person: Clarke
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Dikhu R.
date: 22.7.1936
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: Around five o'clock we approached the new Dikhu bridge which spans the river at a narrow passage where it speeds along rapidly downwards in whirlpools. Across on the other side is a bungalow. Here I rest and eat my sandwiches. (129) In the meantime the pony arrives sent by Mr Castle. Now it goes up on a narrow overgrown trail until we reach the low ridge where the Dikhu Bridge pass meets the trail between Kongnyu and Wakching. I now push forward on familiar ways towards Borjan in great heat and I arrive there after three. In the evening we listen to the radio and hear about the military coup in Spain. Under a pile of letters I also find a note from Clarke in Cambridge with an advice of 30 pounds for collecting.