The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: deserted country
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Jaintia
date: 12.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: The country through which we passed is extraordinarily empty, the villages of the Jaintias are small and far between. Here and there one sees some patches of wet rice cultivation and a few jhums, but there are large stretches of grassland and forest without any habitation.