The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: travel to Anaki
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: KonyakAo
location: Anaki
date: 18.3.1937
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: Namsang Sumniching 18/3/1937
text: The morning was clear and cooler than the last few days. After eight o'clock I started off to have a look at Anaki. At first the path leads through tall forest and passed a pond (Sean) which gives the village its name. It is only a small pond in the forest at least now in the dry season, although it probably gets a bit bigger during the rains. After some up and down one has to go down a good way and finally one comes to a ridge on one side of which the new fields of Anaki start and go up all the way to the village. These fields have been partly burnt off already, partly there are still tree trunks and branches aimlessly scattered around, just as they fell down.