The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: shooting pigeons and travelling
medium: diaries
person: Chingai
location: Kanching Chantongia
date: 8.11.1936
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: Kanching was expecting me with madhu and a chicken while the gaonburas of the almost entirely christian Merankong did not find it necessary to greet me although the coolies were changed in their village. Not far from Chantongia we rested near a spring and the Konyaks cooked their rice. A bit later we saw green pigeons on a tree and I succeeded in shooting one. It was the first game and tasted delicious in the evening. A few minutes later Chingai got one as well.