The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: tactics of attack on subsidiary village to Pangsha
medium: diaries
location: Pangsha
date: 26.11.193627.11.1936
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: Camp Noklak 27/11/1936.
text: In the morning we decide on the following strategy. All the coolies apart from four, as well as the servants and a part of the dobashis under the protection of half of the sepoys shall walk downstream along the river for a way, then take the direct path to Noklak which soon branches off to the right. They should make themselves as conspicuous as possible and set fire to the jungle on the way. We want to make the Pangsha people believe that all of us are pulling back. (253) In the meantime we try to reach the small Pangsha under cover with about fifty sepoys, some dobashis, the Chingmei men and four coolies, in order to surprise the inhabitants and maybe get a head which is the strongest desire of all coolies.