The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: trial alarm for coolies to practice defence
medium: diaries
location: Helipong
date: 17.11.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Before sundown a trial alarm is held (202) to train the coolies for the event of an attack. They conquer the fence around the camp with their spears, shields and daos and I hardly believe that many enemies could get through this line. Now at night it is bitterly cold about 10o celsius and a penetrating wind.