The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: wild kitten
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.5.1937
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 28/5/1937
text: The success denied yesterday was brought about to a surprising degree today. My little kitten gulped down enormous amounts of meat but only drinks the milk if some little pieces of meat are added to it. Yesterday's shyness is completely gone and although it moves like a small animal of prey I can touch her without difficulty and when I carry her off the verandah she follows me on the lawn like a little dog. Its only disadvantage is its strong smell of wild animal.