The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947

caption: visit to Jotsoma
caption: Jotsoma khels
medium: tours
keywords: Terhengi festival
person: Toloma khelTseyama khelKroma khelThekronoma khelPawsey
location: Jotsoma
date: 8.1.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: Although there are four Khels in Jotsoma, they are very far from being on a parity. The largest and most powerful is Toloma. Then comes Tseyama which is stronger and better-knit than Kroma while Kroma is better established than Thekronoma. The latter is on the outskirts of the spur and the jungle comes almost to its doors. This sense of relative importance (12) is reflected in the village doors. Toloma for example has 5 doors - all of them in good condition