The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: purchase of many items from outside
medium: diaries
person: Apong/ of Wanching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 1.9.1936
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: Wakching alone is supposed to spend Rs. 400 a month on opium. The financial situation of the people of Wakching is a mystery to me anyway. They buy numerous things like tea, salt, matches, kerosene lamps, iron for smithing and sometimes little things from the plains, cloth from the Ao, all kinds of finery from beyond the border and mithans from Chi. Also occasionally cows from the plains. All they export are mats, pan leaves and daos so apparently a rather passive balance of trade.