The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: fields in Oting
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching Oting
date: 18.4.1937
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: The sunny weather seems to be coming to an end and the rainy season is slowly approaching. Today Chingai came to Wakching for a day and I found some things out about Oting which had escaped me earlier. As the people of Oting have a lot of land they plant most fields only once. Chingai for example at the moment has three fields all of which are new and not a single old one. Only occasionally a field is planted in two successive years.