The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: a bright day
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 8.10.1936
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 8/10/1936.
text: When I woke up it was not raining and the sky, though slightly covered with early morning mist, looked promising. Indeed soon the clouds parted and the sun stood brightly in the victoriously shining blue. Rarely have I greeted him more gladly. Quickly I rushed to the village where the palms still had long shadows and the rain-soaked jungle glistened in a hundred different shades of green.