The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: rice grown at forest edge
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Chingphoi
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: At the edge of the forest the underbrush is cleared between big trees and rice has been planted although it is under the shade of the branches. The rice is not supposed to grow well on such fields but it is nevertheless a sensible usage of the forest soil for villages which do not have much land. Beyond a depression on a hill we see the houses of Chingphoi lying in the sun. Smaller rice granaries move down the slope.