The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: Kauffmann arrives
medium: diaries
person: Kauffmann
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 6.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.4.1937-26.6.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: As I knew that this afternoon Kauffmann would come up I stayed in the bungalow. He came only late in the afternoon and had had problems with his luggage as once again the Kongan people had sent only small boys. Kauffmann looks cheerful and is in good spirits. He wants to stay in the Konyak territory for about two weeks. In quantity his luggage exceeds anything I have taken on my longest tours. It was funny that initially both of us mixed our German with English and even Assamese, and that often we had to search for the German word while the English equivalent was at the tip of our tongues.