The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

black & white photographs taken by Ursula Graham Bower between 1937 and 1946

caption: Porters, jungle track. These tracks were originally constructed as bridle-roads for military mule-transport they were, apart from the very precipitous native paths, the only means of communication at that time in the hill areas. During World War II many of them were improved to take jeeps and even heavier vehicles, but as they were earth-surfaced, they became almost or wholly impassable during the monsoon there are many references to this in books covering operations on this front in 1944. It was a major factor.
medium: photographs
form: 35mm negatives
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 12.11.1937
note: information based on catalogue compiled by photographer unless in square brackets
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: BT NO 22