The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Sixteen. Into the Blue
caption: first view of Noklak
medium: books
location: Noklak
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: The sun burns down on the hillside, and the air stagnates between the dense bushes. We would like to rest and eat, but we dare not waste precious time. We are not certain how long it will take us to get to Noklak, nor how we shall be received, and two clear hours must be left before dusk in which to build a fortified camp. Round every bend we expect the village to come in sight, but time after time we are disappointed, until at last we see Noklak lying about two miles away on a broad spur. It is in a splendid position on our right, dominating the head of the valley, where the mountains, widening out, give way to an unhampered view of the main range of the Patkoi.