The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: poison put in river, rushing about taking photos
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: But already I have stayed too long as now the people come rushing off the dam. From the distance I see how the water is splashed over the dam with the poison on it in order to wash out the soil together with the poison, so as quickly as possible I climb over the hot stones in that direction, but I lose my balance and end up heavily on the slippery stones, yet the camera with tele-lens I have fortunately held above the water. Quickly I take a picture and rush downstream again to see the capturing of the fish.