The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Eighteen. A Skirmish with Head-Hunters
caption: burning of village
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Kalyo Kengyu
location: Pangsha
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: It is a pity that the beautiful carved posts of the men's house must be sacrificed but today the regret of the ethnologist at the destruction of such works of art must once more give way; our dobashi are already running from house to house with burning torches and soon the flames seize the dry roofs. It is not long before Pangsha's colony is nothing more than a smoking ruin.