The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: ready for departure
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Lunglam
date: 5.3.1937
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: (134) Punkhung 5/3/1937
text: The rain last night did not stop for quite some time and into my sleep I heard the drops falling on my roof, but in the morning the sun came through the clouds and it looked as though all fog would dissolve soon. Sunshine was important to me today as I had sent a message to some girls yesterday asking them to stay in the village today so that I could photograph them. As a reward I had promised them red wool. Finally by nine o'clock all was ready for departure. The loads were packed and divided among the carriers and when I climbed up to the village the sun really was shining.