The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: burnt out khel
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chentang
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: In the khel which was not burnt down the houses all stand closely together on a steep slope. We had a friendly reception and were served madhu in the houses of the two gaonburas. The burnt out khel still gives a devastated impression. The small, hastily set up houses, stand in between charcoaled posts (210) and some places are totally empty