The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: through hot forest and reeds to the water
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 6.9.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (11) Finally we get into a taller, humid, hot forest and again the many wet branches and bamboos are especially tricky obstacles. Through a narrow strip of tall reeds the path then leads unexpectedly into the river, I mean into not to the river, there is no river bank here, and from the narrow walk through the thicket one can only go directly into the water. The Nagas wade in immediately. The river is not deep here so they only get wet up to their knees. On a narrow bank of rubble they climb out again. Here already lots of people have gathered.