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: Visit to the Fort at Agra
medium: diaries
date: 24.12.1922
person: Balfour/ Henry
date: 1922-1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: Sun. 24.
text: Walked to the Fort in the morning, but could not get in without a pass. So I went on beyond the Jumna Bridge and had a general look round, & then crossed the line and wandered through the native bazaars which are interesting & picturesque. Camels are largely used both for riding and for transport, or harnesses to crazy looking vehicles which might have been designed by Heath Robinson. Later I got a pass for the Fort & went there with J.O. Rogers, an American Engineer, and H.G. Pooler, an Englishman. We went round the palaces, mosques etc. in the Fort which occupies a very large area. Much interested in the great contrast between the marble buildings inlaid with coloured stones of Shah Jehan's time and the earlier red sandstone architecture of Akbar's time. The carvings of both periods very fascinating. We spent several hours in the Fort.