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: return to Laisong to catch jeep
medium: diaries
date: 22.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: We rested and then there was some delay because a porter had taken a wrong turning. By the time he turned up and we were ready to start it began to rain and soon a heavy downpour pelted the roof of the morung where we were staying. While waiting and hoping for the rain to stop, a messenger arrived panting from Laisong. He brought a note from Mr. Bhuyau, Planning Officer, saying he had come to fetch me with a jeep, and had just missed me.
text: We debated what to do, but the rain did not look like stopping, and the villagers told us that it was still 5-6 hours to Guilong, and the path was not cleared. Reluctantly I decided not to risk getting all my luggage soaked and to turn back to Laisong.