The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: slippery path through the forest
medium: diaries
person: Nlamo
ethnicgroup: Konyak
date: 24.12.1936
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: The forest here has now and then an autumnal feeling. Next to trees with coloured leaves were also some which had virtually no leaves left. But these are exceptions (113) and the dense jungle of bushes, bamboo, rattan and thousands of creepers, has not lost any of its freshness. Nlamo and I are trying to get as quickly as possible to Kongan and use every short cut. The rain of the last few days has made the path slippery and in the steep place my feet suddenly slip away and with force I sit down on the clay ground.