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: on the path through the forest
medium: diaries
date: 22.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Haflong, 22nd August
text: Unexpectedly I am back in Haflong, and the projected tour to Guilong was abandoned. Not through my fault. - We started at 7.30 am in good weather with six porters. The path led through the Christian village of Laisong, and then up and down along the slopes, partly through jhums and partly through high moist forests. Many small streams and rivulets crossed the path, and in one I slipped and fell backwards into the water. This hardly mattered for it was so hot, that I was soaked in sweat.