The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: Ang of Longkhai with suspected malaria
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 21.2.1937
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: The Ang's two brothers were expecting us in front of the village. Both can speak some Assamese. They say that the Ang has been ill for two months already and that the sickness overcame him after an excursion to the plains. It probably is malaria. When we arrived at the Ang's house next to which my hut is still standing from my previous visit, he came staggering out supported by a cane. He is a sad picture. His hair has fallen out in patches all over his head. His legs are emaciated and barely can carry him and the funny expression has disappeared from his face. But for a few days now he has been better and I hope to restore him to health with the help of a quinine cure.