The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Typescript, J.P. Mills, Tour Diary, March 1927, with comments by Ursula Betts, 1986

caption: Contrast between Christianised and unconverted khels at Bara Arkap
medium: tours
ethnicgroup: Kuki <Kolang
location: Baladhan Bara Arkap Phaipi Duijung Silchar
date: 12.3.1927
person: Betts/ UrsulaMills/ J.P.
date: 3.1927
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: 12th.
text: Halted. Another long day. Out from eight to four. Not knowing we had to go so far we took no lunch with us, and lived on rice beer. We went down to Bara Arkap, on to Phaipi and back up a long, long spur to Duijung and so home. Bara Arkap and Phaipi are Kolang Kuki villages right at the base of the hills and not far from the Silchar border. The former is divided into two khels. In the first we came to the inhabitants, being converts of the Welsh Mission, wear shirts and soft felt hats from White-away (sic) Laidlaw or some similar store. In the second khel, by way of contrast, we found a ceremonial feast in full swing and a small monolith being set up.