The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Description of Razama, a prosperous village; request for school
medium: tours
keywords: carvingstonevatsmonoliths
location: Razama
date: 29.1.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 25.1.1923-22.2.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 29th
text: Halted Razama, and counted the village - not without much searching of heart - and of houses. There are three clans all mixed up which pay their revenue separately and the Gaonburas are sparing of truth. The village must be a very rich one. Nearly every house has house-horns and an elaborately carved front. The village paths are walled with stone on both sides and the village is full of stone sitting places,
text: Razama asked for a school. Normally I can open ten new ones yearly but this year economy has prevented it. I do not know whether the Director of Public Instruction will have funds for it next year or not. Razama is a big village and a proper one to have a school - if any village is. It was very cold at night and water in a puddle near my tent froze over.