The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: letters from Mills to Archer about Naga independence
medium: lettersnotes
person: Mills/ J.P.Archer/ W.G.PawseyAdams
location: Khonoma Dimapur
date: 5.7.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 17:11
text: Shillong July 5th 1947
text: My dear Bill,
text: Adams told me this morning about the draft Naga agreement, and I saw it in a copy of the Naga paper Pawsey sent me. Khonoma, who want a Khonoma Raj, don't like it, and there is a party of them here trying to wreck it. On the whole its very good, and the Nagas have got far more than I ever thought they would. There ought to have been a free trade clause, to stop Congress putting a prohibitive duty on Naga timber, potatoes etc. and a clause giving the N.N.C. the right to have a say in lorry permits on the Dimapur road.
text: I hand over to Adams in 10 days, as far as I know. He is staying 'provisionally' for 6 months, provided he can take a job at Home if he is offered one ... Philip (Mills)