The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Measurement of liquor for sale at Dimapur liquor shop
medium: tours
location: Dimapur
date: 5.4.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.4.1921-16.4.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 5th
text: To Dimapur where I inspected the liquor shop. By testing various bottles I find that whisky bottles of different brands hold different quantities of liquid. Thus "Haig and Haig" bottles held two drams more than the standard 8 drams; another similar bottle (perhaps also "Haig and Haig") held one and a half more than the eight drams; a bottle with a gold and red label and square sides, "Johnie Walker" I think, held one dram above the eight. Another bottle produced held exactly eight. I am inclined to think therefore that the vendor's statement that he charged sometimes Rs.1/3/- and sometimes Rs. 1/4/- instead of Rs. 1/2/- when he was asked to fill the bottle up is quite true.