The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: great demand for medicines, malaria and round worm
medium: diaries
location: Punkhung
date: 5.10.1936
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: (92) Once back at my camp I pass out medicines for which there is a great demand. The two major complaints are malaria and round worm from which most children suffer as is apparent from their bloated bellies. Fortunately the doctor had given me a large amount of worm powder. A bit later together with Chingai I go first back to the Ang's house to photograph the open hall and then to the Long-dza morung where I photograph the strange carvings and then start with questions and note taking.