The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: carved mithan heads
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: The village is of the same sort as the other khels but I see three morungs which are slightly better built than those of the lower khel and the main village. All have well-carved mithan heads and one has two carved human heads underneath the mithan heads on the main post. We go through the entire village up to a point from where we can see a small khel below us as well. While the dobashis check in the nearby jungle whether our Lewis gun has had any effect, Mills and I go through the village with some sepoys and also look inside some of the houses.