The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: unfavourable comparison between Nowgong and Naga Hills administration - house tax higher and gaonburas have to report all deaths
medium: tours
location: Walaudisa Dhansiripar
date: 15.1.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.1.1921-31.1.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 15th
text: Through Walaudisa to Dhansiripur. This village says that the Nowgong administration is less pleasant than that of the Naga Hills partly because the House-tax is Rs.3/- instead of Rs.2/- but principally because the Gaonburas have to go in to report all deaths etc. They say that this is an exceedingly irksome duty as it means travelling several days journey, which as there is no thana or Mauzadar nearer than Lumding - 5 days journey - it is positive tyranny to insist on. Inspected Census work in Walaudisa and Dhansiripur, and saw a dance by both villages in the evening.