The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: further houses, tobacco planting, fetching opium
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 18.10.1936
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: I see to my amazement that below the slope and outside the village proper there are some more houses. (148) They probably are of recent date as in the old days such houses outside the village fortification would have become the victims to every raid. Then it continues downhill but soon through harvested fields along a steep slope. There I notice a small circular fence. Inside is partly burnt rice straw. As the Longkhai people who are going with me to Wakching to get opium tell me there is supposed to be tobacco planted there.