The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: little sleep
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 11.4.1937
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: (41) Longkhai 11/4/1937
text: Last night it was so hot that we both could not sleep. We are staying together in the small hut which had formerly been built for me and this time I did not take my bed with me but sleep on the bamboo machan. The men in the Ang house nearby also were talking until late at night. At one o'clock the conversation was still going strongly. Soon afterwards a cloudburst came down. In the morning it was still heavily overcast but it cleared up in the morning which pleased me, especially for the sake of photographing.