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: a nice day , down to rice fields past the water pipes
medium: diaries
person: Shoupa
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 29.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: (61) Wakching, 29th August
text: Today I was lucky with the weather. Though not brilliant from the start, the day turned out to be quite good with periods of sunshine. In the afternoon there was a heavy thunderstorm, however.
text: Accompanied by Shoupa we left for his fields soon after breakfast. Followed by groups of men and women going to the fields with empty carrying baskets, we descended along the Angban path through high forest. The steep path was almost entirely paved with stone steps, and after some time we came to a washing place, with water spouting out of three iron pipes. Beyond this was a covered gateway, i.e. a covered house-like structure built across the path. On the way back it gave us shelter against a fierce downpour.