The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: path by corpse platforms and through fields
medium: diaries
location: Punkhung
date: 6.10.1936
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 path now goes steeply down, partly in steps, past the corpse platforms which are of the normal type. To the left is a fenced-in bamboo grove, to the right, tall forest. But soon we come to the fields which are separated from the forest by a hurdle. Some wooden steps lead across the hurdle. In the fields the rice is still standing in some places. Everywhere some tall trees have been left standing in big intervals. The field huts are bigger than in Wakching and with their low roofs they are more like the village houses.