The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: method of clearing the jungle
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 30.12.1936
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: Above the jhum near the path, there are three older people, two men and one woman working on the easier tasks such as cutting the lower grass near the path. They also have made a fire and are cooking a midday meal for themselves and the young people. The two older men are wearing not a stitch of clothing apart from their cane belts. Again the new fields of the entire village are in one block. (132) The Thepong morung will not plant any morung fields this year. They say they are getting enough rice from Chingtang, Chinglong and Chongwe, and therefore do not need to exert themselves, but last year they did have a morung field planted