The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Thirteen. The Camp On a Peak
caption: visit to Kuthurr
medium: books
person: Williams/ Major
location: Kuthurr
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Next morning, when I wanted to take photographs in the village while the sepoys broke camp, Major Williams insisted that I should take an escort of five men. I felt like a convict, as, surrounded by sepoys with levelled bayonets, I walked through the narrow streets. while the inhabitants of Kuthurr watched my odd behaviour with the camera with profound suspicion. lt was characteristic of the atmosphere that there was not a woman and not a child to be seen. Uncertain of our intentions, the men had apparently sent them into the safety of the mountains long before we arrived.