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: new buildings in Wakching , but same bungalow
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Passing Shiong land we finally approached Wakching and my heart was beating with anticipation. The first impression was something of an anticlimax. A large cluster of Government buildings and huts has grown up round the former dispensary and the Inspection Bungalow. Thus the aspect of this site has radically changed. The inspection bungalow on the other hand is basically the same though an extended closed verandah has been added and a modern lavatory installed in the former bathroom. (57) The view, of course, has remained the same and the view across the cultivated slopes and Ching-tang to the higher ranges behind is as lovely as ever, - far better than the view from Mon.