The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: pet bird dies
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 23.8.1936
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: From Shankok's little brother I bought a tiny young bird which he had caught and now used as a pet toy. I hoped to keep it alive and for one day it allowed me to feed it and it ate greedily, but after twenty four hours it died unfortunately.