The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: Naga troops in France ; Christianity and marriage
medium: diaries
person: Lente
ethnicgroup: Ao
location: Mokokchung Akhoia (Akoia)
date: 18.7.1936
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: Here we were joined by a Chantongia man who was very nice and talkative and he told us that he had been to France during the war with the Naga Labour Corps (110) and that their ship was torpedoed near Marseilles and sank but no Naga lost his life. Now he is quite satisfied to work his fields here in Chantongia. Mills former dobashi, Lente, is married to his sister. In Akoia we went to Lente's house but he was in his fields. My new Chantongia friend as well as Lente are "heathens" and probably are better men than most of the little lambs of the American Baptist Mission. Lente's sister is married to a former minister of the Mission who finally was defrocked because he had too many women.