The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Chentang village burnt to the ground in feud
medium: diaries
location: Chentang 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: Coming around a bend we saw the small village of Chentang below us. Even from the distance one could see that it had burnt down recently and was only partly rebuilt. Last spring while most men were working in their fields some Sangpurr men succeeded in getting into the village and they set fire to it. More than half of the houses burnt down which is worse here as it is difficult to replace the large posts due to the shortage of wood. Chentang and Kuthurr have a constant feud.