The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: to Asalu; wet weather; smell of "ripe" mithan meat; dobashis and red cloths
medium: notestours
location: Asalu Longkhai (Longkai)
date: 5.9.1928
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 Unpublished Government Papers" at SOAS Library, London.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: 5th Sept. To Asalu 7 miles. 7.30 - 11.30. It rained without stopping all the way. Turned off to visit Longkai. After lunch it cleared up and we went down to visit Asalu village and the old fort. The village sacrificed three mithan a few days ago and the meat has ripened so rapidly that we had to walk about holding our noses. Our Dobashis displayed their red cloths in the village with great pride.