The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: system of reciprocal work, photographs of rice harvest
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
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: His field is on such a steep slope that it is difficult to imagine how one could work on it. On several days one of the Chintang morungs will come and do the cutting for Rs. 3. It is not unusual to hire morungs from other villages. Such a system of reciprocal paid help exists between Wakching, Chingtang, Shiong and Tanhai.
text: (48) I took a lot of pictures but in the evening I discovered that the film did not wind on and therefore a third of the film remained unexposed.