The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: slow advance on Pangsha with guns at ready
medium: diaries
location: Pangsha
date: 25.11.1936
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: When the jungle gets denser we have to walk carefully and flank patrols walk along the column in the jungle. We hear calls from a hill which is densely covered with bushes but we can see no one. We slowly, slowly advance, gun in hand and the rearguard sets fire to the woods above the path so that we may have no difficulty returning through this area, so difficult to survey (238) and soon a fire with enormous smoke developing moves across Pangsha land. Pangsha itself we now see on an open slope on the other side of the Langnyu. Unfortunately the khels are separated and one small khel is even so far away from Pangsha proper on a ridge of its own that we shall have to treat it separately.