The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: walk to Oting
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wangla
date: 28.2.1937
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: Oting 28/2/1937
text: This morning it looked as though finally the weather would turn for the better. The white early morning fog soon separated and while it still filled the entire valley between Wangla and Oting we had sunshine and blue sky up on the heights. The happiness did not last long though and on the entire march to Oting the sun was hidden from us behind a uniform whitish-grey fog bank except for a few moments. (104) Two small rivers flow through the wide valley between the two villages and the flat island which they embrace belongs half to Wangla, half to Oting.