The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: deserted village, children only
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 26.3.1937
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: During the day the village now is almost completely deserted. Only some very old people and a lot of small children can be seen. These are apparently left by themselves. The six year olds already carry around the little ones on their backs, often babies of only a few weeks or even only days old. Yet the sun burns down onto their naked heads, only the centre of which has a bit of fluffy hair left.