The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: open country
medium: diaries
location: Helipong Chamyung R.
date: 18.11.1936
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: Half past seven we started off and followed the steep path into the valley of the Chamyung River about 4000 feet below Helipong. The rain had stopped but a uniformly grey blanket of clouds covered the sky. Both slopes of the valley are covered with open jhum, only some elder wood stand here and there. If the country around Pangsha is like this we can congratulate ourselves as an ambush is virtually impossible here. So far however all villages are still very peaceful