The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Exceptional modhu and fascination with the sahib visitor at Rongazuma; a loyal dobashi
medium: tours
location: Runguzumi (Rongazuma) Theprezumi (Chipfozuma) Kholazumi
date: 25.1.1926
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 22.1.1926-22.2.1926
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 25/1/1926 To Rongazuma, through Chipfozuma and passing Kholazumi, a long march. Rongazumi was keeping a genna and the whole village was at home every soul with a cup of modhu. Sahibs are rare visitors here and a huge crowd collected to watch this one feed. They had a brew of modhu such as I have only once tasted the equal of, and such that one could drink it with pleasure even when not athirst. In Chipfozuma I observed that the dobashi who lives there had a framed photograph of the King Emperor hanging conspicuously in his verandah.