The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: ancient deep path
medium: diaries
person: Niampong
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Namsang
date: 19.3.1937
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: Near the village Namsang (197) the path is cut several metres deep into the soft sandstone. Niampong says that this only comes from long usage. This seems plausible as there would have been no advantage to cutting the trail artificially into the stone. Nevertheless, people must have walked here for centuries or possibly millenia to have cut the path so deeply into the ground with bare feet.