The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: crops in the fields
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: In the afternoon I went with Chinyang and the Ang's two younger brothers to the Ang's fields to see his large field house. We had to descend quite far down for this. The new fields are situated in one section on the slopes towards Wangla. In general the fields are close together (43) and jungle grows only in places where planting is entirely impossible. On the steep parts red rice is primarily planted and white rice on the slightly more level parts. Now some taro is coming up already on all fields.