The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Wakching head receiving rituals
caption: walking to Wakching through jhum fields
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 18.12.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.11.1936-11.2.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: On our way to Wakching which did not seem at all far to me, we were passing freshly burnt down jhum fields where some women were busy working. Apparently only tomorrow is the genna day, but to carry my baggage from Wanching to Wakching coolies had been called from Chingphoi as Wanching was not permitted to carry or did not want to, because of the home-bringing of the head.