The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: sickness
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 14.5.1937
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 14/5/1937
text: Even in the morning I still felt exhausted. Soon all gaonburas showed up and shared among them the tea I had brought yesterday. It cost 9 annas per seer and the gaonburas paid the price right away. It took only a short while until the 20 seers were finished and I could have sold much more as there was much demand. Once more I took down details concerning the morung rebuilding but by noon I felt quite unwell. In the afternoon I had a temperature of 38o but two asprins brought it down again towards evening. While I was in bed I made some notes for an article about Shillong.