The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: a brilliant morning, putting on ornaments
caption: return home, a snake
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 25.4.1937
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: I go home past the Thepong. There the men are sitting on the separate compartments divided by clans and are already eating again. Later the young people then move on to Balang and Angban to talk to the girls there, but as it is soon one o'clock I go home dead tired. The full moon is spectacular indeed. On the way I kill a snake (96) but I doubt that it was poisonous.