The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Village inspections; decline of Khuzama school; crop rotation at Viswema
medium: tours
location: Zhakhama (Jakhoma) Mao Viswema Khuzama
date: 23.7.1925-24.7.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 23.7.1925-29.7.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: Tour Diary for the months of July and August 1925.
text: 23rd July 1925
text: To Jakhoma.
text: 24th
text: To Mao. I stopped at Viswema on the way to inspect the Thana and find out about Kuki Operations Medals claimants. I did the latter, but could not do the former as the Thana wasn't ready. I put it off till my return. I went into Khuzama to have a look at the village, and visited the School, which is not quite so flourishing as it was a few years ago, but keeps going all right. The Pandit wants a box to put books etc. in, and he ought to have one. At Mao I gave out the Razama medals.
text: I noticed at Viswema that some terraces usually under rice are this year Jobs tears and millet. When I asked I found that just round the village, when manure water is plentiful, they practise a sort of rotation of crops, growing millet or coix dry some years and wet rice others. They say that they get excellent crops this way, but that it could not be done without the fertilizer.