The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Chingai takes a second wife
medium: diaries
person: Chingai
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 9.10.1936
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: In the afternoon I still take some photographs in the village, among others of the Ang and his daughters. Chingai confides in me that he is considering taking a second wife. His first one is indeed not very beautiful any more. She is very typically mongoloid while the Ang has deeply set eyes without the mongoloid eye fold, strong eye brows and a large, curving nose. We still get the last rays of sunshine when the plains already lie in blueish-grey dusk.