The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

printed - J.P. Mills: Tour note on Tirap Frontier Tract, December 1944

caption: inter-village hostilities caused by shortage of agricultural land
medium: notestours
location: Namsang Borduria
date: 19.12.1944-22.12.1944
person: Mills/ J.P.
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
refnum: from: Tour Notes, Assam Tribal Areas, 1943-46, Pam. Assam A 143633.
text: 3. 'The Namsang-Borduria Quarrel.' - This quarrel between the two confederacies of the Control Area shows signs of flaring up again. The cause is a simple one; Borduria have not enough 'jhum' land to live on and fear they will starve unless they can seize some from Namsang. The Political Officer has so far managed to keep the safety valve screwed hard down but he cannot continue to do so indefinitely and if we are to prevent loss of life and general disturbance we must increase Borduria's food supply by introducing permanent terraced cultivation wherever possible. I discussed proposals to this effect with the Political Officer.