The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Lac cultivation; a Sylheti obstructs Naga vendors at market
medium: tours
person: Subed Ali
ethnicgroup: Lhota
location: Bhandari Oating Hat
date: 16.11.1928-17.11.1928
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 13.11.1928-4.12.1928
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 16 November
text: To Bhandari. One house here has raised five maunds of lac. The crop this year, however, will mostly be distributed as seed and only about 50 to 100 maunds exported. Next year they say the crop for export will be about 1000 maunds.
text: 17 November
text: Halted Bhandari. The Lhotas complain of obstruction and ill treatment at Oating Hat. They say that one Subed Ali a Sylheti takes two pice from all Nagas attending the hat and refuses to allow them to sell chillies etc. which they bring for sale, asserting that he has the right to do so. The Nagas say that it is a public hat, but others that it is proprietory and belongs to an Indian owned tea-garden.