The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: setting off on a small tour to Namsang
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 15.3.1937
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: (178) Borjan 15/3/1937
text: Early in the morning I arranged my luggage for a small tour to Namsang and I sent the coolies on ahead. I myself set out only about two o'clock so I would not have to climb up the mountain to Kongan in the first heat of the day. The lack of extensive rains now is quite noticeable in the forest. The underbrush is dry and the entire plant growth does not have the density and lushness as during the rainy season. Many trees are still without leaves. As soon as one gets a bit further down it now is already quite warm. Castle however says that this heat is unusual for March and he predicts rain and some cooling down. I hope the rain does not come during my tour. Here it now is so warm in the evening that we are sitting down without coats. It is about 25o celsius. The sandflies too are already quite troublesome.