The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: climbing up to Helipong
medium: diaries
location: Helipong
date: 17.11.1936
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: Finally we crossed the last stream and now began a steep endless climb through old jhum land. Constantly we saw the wooded heights of the Helipong summit in front of us yet we did not seem to get any closer. We rested on an open mountain ridge which went towards the Helipong. Already from here the view was spectacular