The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: weeding in the rice fields
medium: diaries
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: (f.) A gang of six boys and six girls was working in a rice field where the tall blades were shining brightly in the sun. Twelve naked backs were just visible between the stalks and only sometime one of the workers would stand up and throw a bunch of weeds behind him