The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: leisurely work
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: When I return to the field where Dzemang is working the people soon take another break and the boys go into the field hut to drink tea. That is at quarter past twelve, that is after about one hour of work. I leave them now and turn homewards. Although the trail is fully in the sun it is not hot as there is a strong wind. Already there are some women who carry heavy baskets of taro to the village.