The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: very wet
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 7.10.1936
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: Oting 7/10/1936.
text: The hope for an improvement of the weather was not fulfilled and this was the worst of six rained-out days. Heavy rain clouds rolled across the mountains and the fog drifts into the houses as well, especially into my airy hut. Whatever one touches is wet and one feels that there is no safety from the water which comes in from all sides. (103) I am most upset though with this weather because it makes it impossible to photograph. During the morning I stayed in my camp.