The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: visit to Kongan
medium: diaries
person: Castles
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Kongan
date: 25.9.1936
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: (68) Borjan 25/9/1936. This morning I rode up to Kongan where I met the gaonburas just as they were leaving the village. Due to a misunderstanding they had thought that Mr Castles was coming to the outpost and had just started in order to greet him there with salaams. Now they stayed with me and I had immediately acquired four good informants. They all speak Assamese well.