The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.P. Mills, tour diary September 1928

caption: to Mahur; incidents concerning Naga servants and Kuki dobashis
medium: notestours
person: Calvert/ MrGatoi
ethnicgroup: SemaKuki <Thado
location: Mahur Haflong Mokokchung Silchar
date: 4.9.1928
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 9.1928
refnum: (from): J.P.Mills and others, "Tour Diaries and Administrative Notes from the North Cachar Hills, Assam. 1928-1940. Unpublished Government Papers" at SOAS Library, London. Pam. Assam B 314349.
text: 4th Sept. To Mahur by train. At lower Haflong a curious coincidence occurred. Mr. Calvert spotted a Naga in the other train standing in the Station. I had him out and found he was one Gatoi, a cousin of a Mokokchung Dobashi, and was being taken down to Silchar by another Sema servant to make his fortune. He at once attached himself to me and I brought him back to Mahur.
text: A number of Thados met us at Mahur. One Thado Dobashi has already been selected by Mr. Calvert, and strenuous efforts were made to persuade him to appoint another of a different clan. This is a healthy sign which pleased me immensely; only a year ago the scrapings of Haflong bazaar were the only applicants for such posts. A good self-respecting Dobashi staff will be the making of the Subdivision.