The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton tour diaries in the Naga Hills

caption: Failure of rice crop in neighbourhood of Themokidi
medium: tours
location: Tseminyu (Themokidi) Nerhema Chechama (Chichama) Themoketsa
date: 2.6.1920
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 1.6.1920-26.6.1920
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 2nd
text: To Themokidi.
text: Nerhema, Chichama, Themoketsa, Themokidi and all the neighbouring villages are suffering severely from lack of rice. Last year was a very bad one and this year promises to be worse. The want of rain has caused the young rice to wither and the bulk of the crop is damaged already if not destroyed. Rice is being bought in the shops in Kohima and carried out by the villagers in large quantities, but they say that the Kayas often refuse to sell and pretend they have no rice. When they do sell, it is at 8 seers the rupee.