The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: panikhets made in the bed of the Dzulu river; a new game played with canes at Kidima
medium: tours
location: Viswema Kidima Dzulu R.
date: 26.1.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 25.1.1923-22.2.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 26th
text: To Viswema, where I inspected the Thana and school and then on to Kidima. The path from Viswema to Kidima must be generations old as it is worn down into a deep cut the whole way. Panikhets have been made right down into the bed of the Dzulu where their survival through any heavy rain must be exceedingly problematical. At Kidima I saw a new game going on - new to me that is - played by throwing 3-and-a-half foot canes of titapatti or ekra violently on the ground where there is a slight slope. The cane flies up again and shoots a surprising distance.