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: disagreement as to whether things had improved since last visit
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 28.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: But when I asked in various houses whether things were better or worse, the answers were by no means unanimous. Some people thought there were improvements, but others said that life was easier before when there were fewer rules and they could do what they liked. One man, in particular, was outspoken in the assertion that they wanted to be left alone and would not mind if all the officials left and development came to a standstill.