The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: a funny man with false hair
medium: diaries
person: Thanpong/ of WanglaHuttonMills
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wangla
date: 12.10.1936
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: (125) Wangla 12/10/1936.
text: I slept extremely well in this house too. In the morning the sky is slightly overcast but it clears up during the morning. I go into the village together with a funny old man who has tied a bundle of brownish-red hair into his own. His name is Thanpong and he claims to be a special friend of Hutton and Mills. His Assamese is quite good and his chattiness makes him quite a valuable informant.