The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript 'Journey to Nagaland', by Mildred Archer. An account of six months spent in the Naga Hills in 1947

caption: view from Longsa
medium: diaries
location: Longsa Dikhu R. (Diku R.)
date: 20.9.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: 20 September. Mokokchung.
text: This morning as we went through Longsa village, we could see Mokokchung, a blurred brown mass the far side of the Diku (87) river. Away to the left the village of Ungma huddled on its spur while a shining white blob proclaimed in blatant terms the Baptist chapel. I thought how differently the early English did these things. A church on the Downs, a chapel in the Lake District - there the simple greys blended with the hills and the sky. But here the tin flashes like a heliograph and it is as if the whole landscape itches.