The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: stormy night
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wanching
date: 4.5.1937
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: Wanching 4/5/1937
text: Tonight was the most turbulent night in a long time. I was woken by the storm rattling my tent and the gusty rain splashing on the surface. The small lattice window was constantly lit up by lightning and crashing thunder sounded over the howling of the wind in the tree-tops. Sleepy and unwilling to do anything I tried to convince myself that the weather would soon pass over, but when a wind gust pushed down my tent rope so violently that my tilley lamp crashed to the ground, I was startled out of my lethargy.