The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: peace in the feuds
medium: diaries
person: Chingmak
location: Noklak
date: 24.11.1936
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: It was interesting to observe that the Chingmei men and especially Chingmak (235) and the people of Noklak against who they are now leading a war all greeted each other as old friends and soon they were involved in a lively and cheerful conversation. The normal feuds are obviously accompanied by personal animosities. There were some men from Pangsha in Noklak who apparently wanted to discover our intentions but they did not come to our camp. It is good that we could avoid a fight with Noklak as there is no grievance with this village in respect of the Saochu affair.