The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: supper and evening conversation
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Sangtam
location: Chare
date: 13.11.1936
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: After the animals had been killed and divided soon the camp grew quiet. Only in front of the village was it still lively where the gaonburas, dobashis and coolies were sitting. We called this the club, and Williams said he hoped it would not turn out to be "extension night". We had our supper under a roof shelter. The fish caught in the morning was excellent. Although it is not necessary yet, vigils are posted all night long.