The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: setting fire to village
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: Now a section of sepoys and several coolies are sent off to set fire to the third khel while another section undertakes a circumvention manoeuvre in the same direction and also shoots at some people a long way away without visible effect. In the meantime the coolies have reached the third khel, apparently are shooting some pigs and soon the flames move up on two roofs. it does not take long until the fire blazes up high from both houses and a wide pillar of smoke reaches to the sky