The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: still ill; storm
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 8.9.1936
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: (24) Wakching 8/9/1936.
text: A grey rainy morning. Since yesterday we have had 6cm. of rain. I am still incapable of real work and there would also be little to do in this weather. I have a terrible cold and my head is all closed up. As we sit at supper suddenly and unexpectedly a flash of lightening comes down very close to the bungalow and the almost simultaneous thunder is so terrible that we both initially lose our composure. Strangely enough the first thought which came to both of us was explosion although there is nothing here that could explode. Neither of us had ever heard anything like it.