The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: agriculture, crops in the unadministered area
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 10.4.1937
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
seealso: (See Notebook 10 p. 91).
text: During this conversation I found out some interesting matters about the agriculture of several villages in the unadministered area. (40) In Chen, Sheangha, Longwa and others, rice is not cast out for planting but the seeds are put into holes like taro tubers. On the whole not much rice is planted, only on the old fields. The main staple is millet, taro and job's tears. In addition they grow a creeper plant with fruits the size of a nut which tastes like taro.