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: 14.3.1937
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: Wakching 14/3/1937
text: This morning I wanted to go to the new fields to watch people working, but on the way I met Medzou who told me that planting there had virtually finished and that everyone was on the old fields. So I then went to the old fields accompanied by Yongem. Two older men carrying filled rice baskets were also just on their way down. They were going to one of Shankok's fields to start planting there. One of them was from the Thepong, the other was a Balang man, the true cousin of Shankok's mother. Shankok rewards there services with rice. They have put leaves into their baskets.