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: up to village of Laisong
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Laisong
date: 18.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: (38) Laisong, I.B., 18th August
text: A brilliant morning followed by a sunny and very hot day. We left for the village before 8 am and sweated up through the jhums. On the road below the village are two small shops, one owned by a Zemi and one by a Bengali with a Zemi wife. Nearby is a hut in a field which is the permanent home of a Zemi from Boroniuglo, who was a sepoy in the Police and has a Zemi wife. The gaonburas allowed him to build a hut on Laisong land and to cultivate here.