The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: war is declared
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: Now, so to speak, war has been declared. From the hill top we saw many men crossing the river which separates us from Pangsha. When we see Pangsha in the distance from the hillside along which we are still walking we do not continue along the path to the fort used by Pangsha as our enemies probably expect but go immediately down into the valley and move upstream until we are below the village. The bottom of the valley is wide here and overgrown by tall grass. Judging by the amount of dung, a favourite place of the buffaloes of Pangsha.