The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: dizziness and crowds of people preparing to fish
medium: diaries
person: Nlamo
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: Quickly I take a snapshot of the scene, then I suddenly get a bit dizzy, the descent had been exhausting and the heat here is quite bad. So I sit down and Nlamo gives me a drink of water. Soon I feel better. As those coming after me half climb over me I get undressed. I only keep on my shorts then I too wade to the stony bank. There all is a flurry of activity. The people have put their baskets onto the rocks and are getting out their nets. Children play in the water. Pretty girls from Shiong stand together in groups with thick bunches of yellow and red necklaces. (12) Above the stony bank the water is deep and boys and young men cheerfully swim around in it.