The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: An attempt to settle the forester's problem; visit to stone ruins in the jungle
medium: tours
location: Harupani (Horupani) Lungking Bil Kasomariagaon (Kusomariagaon)
date: 16.12.1922
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 1.12.1922-23.12.1922
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
note: map correction
text: 16th
text: Sent up a dobashi and some gaonburas to see the mad forester about his lines. I explained to them that it was a question of a contract which they could refuse if they pleased. I expect they will take the lines near their villages, but I am very much afraid that if the Forester cannot understand the dobashi any better than he does me, it will end in a dispute as to the terms of the contract.
text: From Horupani I camped in the jungle at the site of a temporary village by a place marked as Lungking Bil near Kusomariagaon, having examined on the way a stone monolith a few miles from Horupani, and a stone carved circular water trough in concentric circles, the outer one with a spout. There was the ruins of a brick building round them, and the Nagas know the water-trough as the "King of Assam's hand basin" but I don't think it is that. I dug up and turned over a half buried stone which proved to have a shallow almost triangular trough cut in the buried side of it and the monolith had had two circular holes near the top which was broken.
text: I observed an error in printing in the margin of map 83 F/SE square F4 "Jamuguri to F.R.H. 2 miles should read "Jamuguri F.R.H. 12 miles map 83 F/16 sq. C1 confirms this.