The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Fourteen. The Rescued Slaves
caption: terror and apathy of slaves
medium: books
person: Mills
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Far worse than the physical hardships of captivity had been the fear of their future fate. The terror of the last months had so eaten into their minds that the two grown-up slaves, even when they did understand they were free, could only continue to stare apathetically ahead, and showed no relief at being rescued. It was easier to make the children smile and with good food and friendly treatment they soon climbed happily on Mills' knees and played with his pipe.