The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: soaking trail to Tanhai
medium: diaries
location: Tanhai
date: 4.10.1936
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: The trail to Tanhai through the forest and then through tall grass, is completely soggy and on top it hasn't been cleared since early July. That has the result that sometimes one does not see the path at all and one wades up to the chest in wet grass. When it begins to rain again this is anything but comfortable. In addition (81) my shoes are completely soaked after an hour, probably because the water seeps in from above through the tied leggings. The weather is as miserable as it only is in the rainy season.