The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Seventeen. Pangsha Burns
caption: burning of lower khel in Pangsha
medium: books
person: MillsWilliams/ Major
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Pangsha
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: Since it is impossible to follow the inhabitants into the woods and hunt for the slave-girl, there is little we can do for the moment in Pangsha, and Mills and Williams decide to withdraw to the camp. But first the lower khel must be set alight, and a few of the porters are detailed off for the job, before joining us in the camp. Waiting until we see the flames take hold of the houses in this khel too, we climb slowly down the hill to our camp and our lunch.