The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: photography in village; fruit trees
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Hungphoi
date: 14.10.1936
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: (133) Hungphoi 14/10/1936.
text: The weather now is always good and only occasionally the sun is hidden briefly behind big white cumulus clouds. In the morning I take some photographs again and walk through the village the houses of which are scattered, especially towards the edges, between big areas of jungle and tall trees. Everywhere huge greenish-yellow fruits shine from between dark leaves which look and taste like grapefruits with their pale reddish flesh, but they have a thick skin, white on the inside. They are not especially good and I prefer the tangerines.