The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: re-union with a possibly reformed thief, Kilamlamba
medium: tours
person: Kilamlamba
location: Koio Changsu
date: 24.7.1934
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 9.6.1934-30.7.1934
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 24th To Koio. Villages as far away as Changsu came in to see me, the heartiest welcome as usual from the biggest scoundrels. In Mokokchung Kilamlamba, whom I had whipped three times and gaoled five - the last time for at least five years - came in to thank him for having learned him and to say with pride that he was leading an honest and prosperous life as a cultivator. He was a professional thief who distinguished himself on one occasion by escaping from custody with the boots of the daroga who had arrested him. He must find life very dull now.
text: The kitchen of this Inspection Bungalow is very bad. It has no ventilation suitable for hot weather and is full of smoke. If the Sub-Divisional Officer cannot manage to build a kitchen with a tin roof. I suggest moving the 'chula' to the wall opposite the quarter from which the prevailing wind blows and lowering the walls all round, or at any rate at one end, so as to let in light and air between the top of the wall and the eaves.