The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: desultory photography
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Lunglam
date: 4.3.1937
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: Around one o'clock I walk through the village with Chingai. I am hoping to find some women doing some kind of work which I could photograph but the village is empty and deserted, the only inhabitants are some children playing, a few old women on a platform, then there is the Ang's older daughter who is at home but she is not very attractive and I already have several photographs of her. Just to do something I photograph Chingai's boy with his hair loose. It falls far below his belt