The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: conversation about history of 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: My (87) conversation with the Ang mostly concerned the history and foundation of the village as well as the morungs and clans. Tomorrow I will find out more. In the evening my house was surrounded by curious onlookers and I had much fun with the young men. My electric torch entertained them endlessly and they were happy about every cigarette. Finally I had to close the sliding door of palm leaves to be able to write these notes.