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: disappointment , only Ang's house remains in Longkhai
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Longkhai
date: 3.9.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: After breakfast we went to Longkhai, the village I remembered as one of the most colourful. A branch road negotiable for jeeps went right up to the village and this saved us a hot climb. But the village was a sad disappointment. Only the Ang's house was - or appeared - the same and there was still the Ang's stone seat in front of it. But close by is a modern, tin-roofed school building, and in place of the morung containing the beautiful carving, is a ruin without walls which cows use as a shelter.