The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: rice harvesting methods; marching up hill
medium: diaries
location: Pangsha
date: 26.11.1936
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: Before sunrise we cautiously climb up the steep fields where there still are job's tears standing and the tall red millet which gives sufficient cover. In between there are small fields with rice from which the grains have already been pulled off. Apparently the Pangsha people reap the rice like the Sema by pulling the grains off by hand. We had seen a lot of rice in baskets yesterday in Pangsha which was in so far surprising as we assumed that this was millet country without much rice.