The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: visit to Kuthurr
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Yimsungr
location: Kuthurr
date: 19.11.1936
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: Camp Chentang 19/11/1936.
text: The night was cold but in the morning I felt almost completely well. As the sun was shining for once I asked for an escort after breakfast just to go quickly to the village while the others were preparing to leave. I felt like an escaped and recaptured prisoner between the five men with their bayonets raised on their rifles ready to shoot. It would have been sad not to have seen Kuthurr as it is a big Yimsungr village, remarkable in several respects.