The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: numerous deaths from dysentery
medium: diaries
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: In the morning Apong came, the dobashi from Wanching. He is rather depressed as the dysentery epidemic continues to ravage Wanching with unchanging severity. On any one of the last days two to three people have died and during the last two months the death rate has reached fifty adults and a great number of children.