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 Chare
caption: packing on tour
medium: diaries
person: Zokutov
location: Chare
date: 6.11.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: 6 November. Phire-ahire.
text: We did not hurry off this morning and I sat by the hut watching the packing. It amazes me that our possessions arrive each day in apple-pie order when so many ill-assorted objects are crammed into the joppas together. The petromax lantern with its fragile mantle is swathed in mosquito nets. Kerosene is combined with tinned meat and a mackintosh; books are thrown in with shoes and shaving kit. At the last moment Zokutov always rushes up with an enamel bowl or a bundle of (128) vegetables which are somehow inserted into the over-flowing baskets.