The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: taro planted between rice of various kinds
medium: diaries
person: Yongang
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Sinyang Valley
date: 17.9.1936
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: I then walked on with Yongang in the direction of the Sinyang Valley. In most fields taro is planted in between the rice. (47) The different types of rice are now easily distinguished by colour. Some are rust-red, others corn-yellow. Often a small field of one kind stands right in the middle of an otherwise uniform field, but never does one find the actual mixture of several kinds, and one wonders how the people can keep apart the grains of six different sorts of rice.