The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: account of Pangsha's losses, five warriors killed
medium: diaries
person: Sangting/ of Pangsha
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chingmei
date: 28.11.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 28.11.1936-11.2.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (1) Camp Chingmei 28/11/1936.
text: This morning we heard some more details about Pangsha's losses during yesterday's fighting. Under the influence of some cups of madhu the Himbu men apparently became more talkative during the night and they told their hosts in Noklak that yesterday five Pangsha warriors were killed immediately by our shots. Among them was Sangting, one of the two main heroes of Pangsha, as well as the man who had planned the attack on Kejok. The loss of these two leaders must have shaken Pangsha more than if a greater number of less important men had died and it probably added considerably to stopping the attack at the right moment.