The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: promise of dancing
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Panso
date: 5.12.1936
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: (30) Camp Panso 5/12/1936
text: In the morning which was cool and sunny nothing of significance occured. Mills had nothing more to do in the village and I for myself could not demand as large an escort as is needed here. Already since the day before yesterday the Panso men had promised to dance in our honour but as it takes a long time in large villages without a leading authority to bring a decision to its execution this had so far remained a promise.