The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: people sitting round, drinking and smoking opium
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Shiong
date: 20.12.1936
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: Not much is happening when I return to the Longokoa. Several older men sit around a fire on the open place. One is smoking an opium pipe, others drink tea. Small children are crawling around on the knees of their grandfathers whose patience and care seems to be endless.