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: Magulong dance party, returning from Haflong, Laisong camp
medium: photographs
person: Lungchiwang/ of Magulong
location: Haflong Magulong Laisong
form: 35mm negatives
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 3.1946
note: information based on catalogue compiled by photographer unless in square brackets
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: BT NO 2052:1-9
Caption:Young runners from the fell race arrive.
Caption:Young dancers dressing. The youth on the right is Lungchiwang, subsequently my adopted son, and one of our party in the Subansiri area.
Caption:Magulong dancers. The man smeared with white represented an Indian sadhu. Magulong were the only Nzemi I mever met who included comic turns in their dance repertoire. The dance lasted all night by firelight.
Caption:The Magulong party breakfasting next morning before leaving.
Caption:Magulong singing goodbye in the dawn to my husband and myself.