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: Final stay at Dimapur; examination of the old fort and monoliths
medium: diaries
person: Hutton/ J.H.
location: Dimapur Kohima
date: 7.12.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Thurs. Dec. 7.
text: Arrived at Dimapur at about 2.30 a.m., & with much difficulty roused some coolies to carry the loads up to the Bungalow, 1/4 mile away. Having got these I turned in fairly tired as I had walked about 10 miles & ridden 11 miles during the day & had been up since before sunrise the previous morning. I got up again at 7.30 a.m., my luggage from Kohima having arrived by bullock-cart. I spent the morning in repacking, so as to release 4 of the joppas lent to me by Hutton. Hutton turned up at about 1 p.m. having ridden from Kohima in stages. He and I went to see the old fort of Dimapur & examined the allignments of carved monoliths nearby. Some of these I photographed & sketched. We then went to the big 'tank' beyond the river. There were no duck on it, but fish were evidently plentiful. Returning to the Bungalow, I did not turn in, as my train was due to start in the small hours of the morning. I just lay down & dozed, several people having promised to call me in good time. I paid 4 rupees 8 annas for board & lodging at the bungalow.