The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Twenty-seven. Return to Nagaland
caption: arrival at Wakching; changes
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyaks
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: Passing Shiong land we finally approached Wakching, and my heart was beating with anticipation. The first impression, however, was something of an anticlimax. A large cluster of government (244) buildings and huts had grown up round the former inspection bungalow. Thus the aspect of this site had radically changed. The bungalow itself, on the other hand, was basically the same, though an extended closed veranda had been added, and a modern lavatory installed in the former bathroom. Moreover, there was electricity, and I later realized even street lighting on the path to the village. The view, of course, was as lovely as ever, and it was with some emotion that i looked across the cultivated slopes to the village of Chingtang, and beyond to the higher ranges in the east.