The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: field work , filling in gaps
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 27.5.1937
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: (188) Wakching 27/5/1937
text: Not much is happening in the village at the moment. Most people work in their fields and only children and old people stay behind as well as a gang in every morung as a watchpost. Nowadays this watch only has the function of extinguishing a possible fire. Therefore I am working here in the bungalow with informants and try as much as possible to fill in the many remaining gaps.