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: returns and yields of rice ; borrowing and interest
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 29.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Shoupa expected a yield of over 100 baskets from this one field, and in fact 137 were reaped. As one basket lasts his household for two days, two fields can meet his domestic wants. In fact he is likely to reap 1300 baskets from his seven fields, and he does not sell rice but store it. People borrow from him, and the rate of amount interest is 50%. - 3 baskets are repaid for 2.