The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: decide to visit rice fields
medium: diaries
person: Shankok
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 24.5.1937
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: (178) Wakching 24/5/1937
text: In the morning around half past nine Shankok came and said that his younger sister's labour group was working on one of his fields and he asked me whether I wanted to go with him. As the sun was shining and I had not been in the fields for some time I gladly went with him. On the average the rice is about a foot tall and even taller on some fields. The individual fields are very different. On some the seeds germinated well, on others a bit sparsely, but in general the people of Wakching are happy.