The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: rain cancels expedition
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 20.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Wakching 20/2/1937
text: Last night I prepared everything for today's departure and I was writing past midnight to take care of the most urgent correspondence. But all along the rain was drumming onto the tin roof without interruption and when I woke up the weather was looking dismal. At the same time it is painfully cold. The path to Longkhai no doubt is completely soggy and would be a pain to travel for the coolies. It also is no delight to be sitting in a palm hut in such weather. Therefore I was already wrestling with the decision of postponing the departure until tomorrow when the Wakching coolies alleviated me of all doubt by their non-appearance. Yongang, who is to go with me, finally arrived very late and he was quite content not to start until tomorrow.