The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: granaries on posts; machine gun used
medium: diaries
location: Pangsha
date: 26.11.1936
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: After I had taken several photographs I returned to the village. Crows had already descended on the bodies of the cows. A great many banana trees stand between the houses. (246) The granaries stand somewhat aside, all of them on posts with disc-shaped protection plates against rats. The coolies find little worth while taking along and I too return to Mills and Williams on their observation post. They fired the Lewis gun at a group on the slope opposite but it is dubious whether they hit anyone.