The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: protective discs against rats
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wangla
date: 26.2.1937
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: On my way through the village I saw that some rice granaries have protective discs against rats as one sees them among the Chang. Such discs are also supposed to be used occasionally in Hungphoi. My little house on stilts is in relatively good condition but the kitchen hut had to be repaired provisionally. All people were in their fields today until the even while they are building their field huts, and the village looked quite deserted.