The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: down to fields to watch cutting of rice
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 13.9.1936
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: Wakching 13/9/1936.
text: Finally it was better weather this morning and so I went to the fields to watch the cutting of the rice accompanied by the little Dzeam-ang and some other boys. Already on the way there we met people who were carrying baskets full of rice grain on their backs as in Wakching the rice is carried into the village on the same day (32) and is not left in the field huts as is done in other villages.