The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: down to the fields
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 11.3.1937
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: (159) Wakching 11/3/1937
text: I went back to the fields again around ten o'clock. I met Dzemang on the way and we went together. Two Bala boys and six Bala girls were walking with him. They all were going to work on the field of one of the boys. It was a splendid morning and not yet hot. Again we passed through the old fields and across the stream which runs towards Chintang. Still on this side of the stream we came past the field, the border of which is the cause of a big disagreement between an Angban and a Bala man. Yesterday the affair was settled by the gaonburas. I must try to hear more about it.