The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: visit to Kohima village
medium: diaries
person: WalkerGerty/ Capt.
location: Kohima
date: 5.1.1937
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: Kohima 5/1/1937
text: In the morning I went up to the village of Kohima together with the Macdonald girl. It is even uglier than I remembered it. The tin roofs are almost in the majority and the people are wearing all sorts of foreign dress. To my delight I saw a good forked post leaning against the wall of a house. I could set it up further to the front and take a picture of it. It was about 1 metre high and very flat. Such posts are made for one of the feasts of merit. (147) In the evening there was a dinner party at Mills with the Commissioner and Mrs Walker and Captain Gerty and Mrs Gerty who is pretty and charming.