The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Discussion on the price of rice at Nerhama
medium: tours
location: Nerhema (Nerhama) Mokokchung
date: 16.11.1925
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 16.11.1925-17.12.1925
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: Tour Diary for November/December 1925
text: 16th November
text: To Nerhama. Two villages have raised the question of the price per seer of rice indented for travellers. The old rate was -/1/-. It was raised in a time of scarcity to -/1/3, then to -/1/6, and then in a year of plenty, reduced again to -/1/-, and now of course they grouse. As a matter of fact, the rate varies in different parts of the district, but I think it might be raised a little for villages on the road which frequently have to supply, though I must first find out what is being done in Mokokchung.