The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: return to Wakching
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 13.5.1937
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: Wakching 13/5/1937
text: To avoid the worst of the heat I only started off after four o'clock and we did the major part of the climb up to Wakching after it got dark, but a thin moon crescent gave some light and in addition I had a torch. Finally Yongem, who had already returned yesterday, came to meet us with the lamp. But even at night it was humid and oppressive and the climb seemed more strenuous than usual. Only at about nine o'clock we arrived in Wakching. (148) At dusk the forest was filled with the shrilling of crickets and later innumerable glow-worms were moving through the night like fairy lights. I was so tired that I went to sleep immediately.