The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: narrow streets and small houses
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Panso
date: 4.12.1936
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: The narrow gate is only behind this living fortification and from it one enters an equally narrow street. Small houses are to the left and right, all closely together with hardly more than a few square metres of open space in front of the door, often with a fence around as well. The entire village is like a foxes lair. In its labyrinth of passages every enemy has to lose his way hopelessly.