The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: drying out by the fire
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: I initially refuse the invitation to go into the house of one of the gaonburas and sit down in the morung. Here one sits more comfortably and has more light to write by. Because I ask for it, wood and bamboo are put onto the quietly smouldering fire. Soon we warm and dry ourselves near the flames.