The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary three

caption: khel disputes in Tuensang and internal fighting
medium: diaries
location: Tuensang
date: 9.12.1936
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: Tuensang, which hardly has less than 600 houses, had been feared for a long time by its neighbours because of its strength and love for war, but during recent years it has been so much troubled by internal dissent that it has not been able to appear to the outside with the necessary unity and determination. The khel disagreements here took on a more serious form than in any other Naga village (47) and came close to a regular state of war. Tuensang is made up of four khels: Bilaeshi, Kangsho, Lomao and Chongpho. Their approximate position is illustrated by the adjacent sketch (SKETCH