The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: going down to the rice fields
medium: diaries
person: Yongang/ of WakchingChinyang/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.7.1936
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: 28/7/1936 Wakching. This morning the weather was slightly better and even the sun dared to shine through the clouds. I went to the fields with the two gaonburas Yongang and Chinyang. Small groups of men and women were also going down to their fields about nine o'clock. The latter with large round sunhats and their baskets on their backs but already coming towards us were little girls with baskets piled high with millet ears