The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Loss of crops due to drought and elephants by Xhama; inability of poor villages to repay loans
medium: tours
location: Zekwera (Zhekwera) Dzulake Pulomi (Kenoma) Chama Rawuma (Raluma) Punglome (Tehema) Pedi
date: 5.9.1928-6.9.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.9.1928-24.9.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 5 September
text: To Zhekwera, stopping at Dzulake on the way. Found a large concourse of Kenoma litigants awaiting me. Dzulake have been partly burnt and want a loan. Chama came in with a wail that most of their rice failed in the July drought and what was left was eaten by elephants. It appears to be true and that Raluma and Tehema are little better off. Obviously they will have to be exempted from giving supplies at Pedi and probably should have exemption from revenue for about three years, as they have gradually got so poor and so much in debt that no one will lend them anything and they are living on roots and wild vegetables. It is little use giving them a loan as they will never be able to pay it off. If a loan is given it will have to be regarded from the start as a bad debt.
text: 6 September
text: Halted Zhekwera - One or two cases only.