The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Chingmak's two houses
medium: diaries
person: Chingmak
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chingmei
date: 20.11.1936
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 a short welcoming drink we turned towards the village and while the column moved on ahead we looked at the village and visited Chingmak's houses. He in fact has two and one of his two wives living in each. The two houses stand opposite each other with their gables facing. At first we were lead into the one of the older wife where Chingmak himself also seems to live most of the time.