The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: stone seat of Ahom kings near Tanhai
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Tanhai
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: We are also expected near Tanhai. There I finally see the famous stone seat of the Ahom king who married here the Ang daughter Wailong. The stone is in deep jungle but close to the road. Especially for me a path had been cleared superficially. I was disappointed about the stone. It is not especially big and apparently has not been worked apart from a ring-shaped small indentation in the middle. Other marks are probably natural though they are interpreted as the imprint of the Rajah's spear, the foot of his dog (149) and similar things