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: visit to Jhakpa
caption: tour in Chang country
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Chang
date: 21.10.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: 21 October. Yongyimti.
text: Early this morning the air was clear and a vast landscape spread itself out around the camp. But a little later great funnel-shaped clouds of mist began to soar up from the valleys until the hilltop was left hanging in the air. It made me think of Arthur Waley's translation of an utah.
text: Because river fog
text: Hiding the mountain base
text: Has risen
text: The autumn mountain looks as though
text: It hung in the sky.
text: With its trailing mists and fantastic hills the Naga country must be not unlike the wilder landscapes of Japan.
text: This morning we walked to Jhakpa, a mixed Chang and Ao village. There was a strong smell of singeing in the village for a large pig had been killed and its bristles were being burnt off on a fire.