The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Administrative details of Amaluma and Manglu-Mukh; need for registration of opium eaters along the railway line; settlers in Diger
medium: tours
keywords: rats
person: Monidan/ of Amaluma
location: Amaluma Manglu-Mukh (Manglu-Mukh)
date: 8.1.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.1.1921-31.1.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 8th
text: From Dhansiripar I went to Amaluma - about a mile. From there after coming another two miles or more I found two houses alone in the jungle - recent immigrants from Cachar. Thence another 8 miles brought me to Manglu-Mukh where I camped.
text: Amaluma has 16 houses. I appointed one Monidan Gaonbura and I ordered that the two houses in the jungle are to join Amaluma within 6 months. This will give the village 18 houses. The Gaonbura of this village will have to work Manglu-Mukh until that settlement is big enough to get a Gaonbura of its own. All revenue is paid through the Dimapur Mauza. These villages are all fine sites on the high right bank of the Dhansiri and have had bumper crops this year. There are a few opium eaters in each who buy their opium at Diphu or Dimapur. I wish the registration of opium eaters would be introduced all along the Railway line. It might save these people from degenerating to the condition of the Kacharis in Diger Mauza which they probably will do when more settlers come from there. This influx of Diger settlers is almost certain as the rats have appeared there and are said to have eaten up the bulk of this year's harvest. Manglu-mukh has only seven houses. I should deal with it as with Lambardar if it were not that the Gaonbura says he has leave to settle and a parwana from Kohima, so the case is left for the present. In any case it is likely that many settlers will come from Diger this year.