The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: megaliths and phallic monuments at Dimapur
medium: diaries
person: TsampioMills
location: Dimapur
date: 4.7.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: 4th July
text: After lunch Mr Mills and I went to Dimapur by truck. The luggage, Tsampio, and eight of Mills people had already travelled ahead. Immediately before Manipur Road Station only about one mile away in the jungle lie the ruins of the old Kachari capital Dimapur. It once was a city built of bamboo at a river, 'Di' meaning river 'ma' people, and only a few buildings were made of stone. One of these is the gate of red stone which shows Hindu influence