The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: further re-uniting of slave children
medium: diaries
person: ChingmakPanting
location: Chentang
date: 7.12.1936
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 happiness of the family would have been more complete if the small sister of the released slave girl who had been captured together with her and who was passed on to Burma, had now already been returned. Panting, the father of the little deaf mute boy, has also come to Chentang and is happy to have his son back who now is very cheerful. Towards noon all the released slaves go off to Tuensang with their parents. (41) About an hour later Chingmak arrives with some of his people from Chingmei and he brings the still missing little slave girl to everyone's surprise and delight. Pangsha has kept word and has fetched her back from Burma and tomorrow in Tuensang we can hand her over to her mother who just now had been so unhappy about the uncertainty of the girl's fate.