The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: met by Ang of Punkhung, enter the village
medium: diaries
location: Punkhung
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: Before the climb to the village the Ang and the second gaonbura received me (the Ang is also a gaonbura). They had set up a seat under a palm leaf roof. I was given madhu and bananas. Then together we climbed the steep trail leading across rocky steps up to the village. We enter it at the uppermost morung which stands by itself on a hill and from which stone steps again lead down to the houses of the village. Apparently the village once was much bigger and where now grass and bushes thrive once houses stood and came closer to the morung.