The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - 'Diary of a Tour in the Naga Hills, 1922-1923' by Henry Balfour

caption: Train and ferry journey to Lumding; meeting Hutton; continued journey to Dimapur
medium: diaries
person: Hutton/ J.H.HigginsCummingsNikrihu/ of Jotsoma
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Brahmaputra R. Dimapur Manipur Road Gauhati Jotsoma Kohima Lumding Junction
date: 8.9.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Fri., Sept. 8th
text: In the train (Assam Mail). Dead flat country, mostly rice-fields, with areas of tall grass, resembling pampas grass, with feathery white tops, very pretty. Natives very busy ploughing the stiff mud, smoothing the surface with boards drawn by cattle, building up the mud banks dividing the patches, & pricking out & spacing the half-grown rice. Others fishing with rods, traps, or square nets on frames adapted for lowering & raising.