The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: coolies arrive to carry down goods; opium
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 10.6.1937
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: Borjan 10/6/1937
text: To carry all my loads coolies from three villages had been requested, from Wakching, Tanhai and Longkhai. They came early in the morning and the gaonburas had a lot of difficulty in distributing equally the thirty loads. It did not pass by without a lot of shouting but finally all loads were divided (218) and the coolies went ahead. The sun was shining as I went for a last time down the hill past the chowkidar's house, went through the two rows of wooden sheds and turned right away from the village and through the forest. Shankok went with me as well as the chowkidar, the Ang and Katwang, the cousin of the Ang of Longkhai. The other gaonburas had stayed behind to buy opium and wanted to follow immediately.