The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: houses stand separately between trees and granaries
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
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 difference to the high lying villages like Wakching is startling. Here the houses stand under tall palms and the dark green of orange trees, the branches of which are already bent down by the weight of the fruits. The jungle grows luxuriantly close to the houses which stand separately and as though smothered by all the uncontrolled plant life. But the rice granaries (100) are all built on poles, not all in groups at the edge of the village, but each next to the owner's house