The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: oranges and tangerines
medium: diaries
person: Chingai/ of Oting
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: After I have asked a bit about the village founding and the village and morung officials, I go to Chingai's house. Next to his platform is a tree with big oranges. They are still green and will not ripen until December or January but Chingai brings tangerines for me of which there is also an abundance. They are still dark green but to my surprise the unpromising peel contains a fruit of the normal colour of tangerines. It is not very sweet so far but nevertheless quite good. It rains when I go back to my camp. All evening long as well one hears the drops fall on the palm roof.