The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: Pangsha recounts losses
medium: diaries
person: MongsenNaku
ethnicgroup: Chang
location: Chingmei Wailam Nawkun Pangsha
date: 29.11.1936
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: We even had a little conversation with the Pangsha men about their losses of which they only admitted three dead. They had soon overcome their initial nervousness and they smiled without embarrassment as Mongsen was telling his story of his miraculous salvation through Mills' words. The guests partly slept in Chingmak's house in the village, partly with Naku in our camp. We all were very satisfied about this unexpected conclusion of our relationship to Pangsha which really meant a total success of the expedition. We also found out that the Pangsha people themselves call their village Wailam. The village Wailam Nawkun which appears on the map is a colony of Pangsha.