The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: photographing work in rice fields
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 9.3.1937
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: Most people go off to the more distant fields which are situated on the slopes towards the river, but there was a group of girls and boys working on one of the fields near the small brook which flows towards Chintang. As I came closer I see that it is Shankok's sister, Liphu with her girlfriends and the Thepong boys, that is both are from the same morung. The boys are quite small, hardly more than ten or twelve years old, but they work quite busily. With much shouting and standing in a line, they dig up the soil with small dibbles