The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: people carrying mats to market in Santok
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Santok
date: 16.1.1937
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: On our way I had met whole groups of people from Wakching, men and women, who were bringing mats and other goods to the bazaar in Santok. The domestic tax is due at the end of January and so everyone is trying to get money. In long rows the people (173) were vigorously walking uphill from Kongan with their burdens, men and women in separate groups