The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Mills urgently recalled to Shillong on government business
medium: notestours
person: Calvert/ Mr
ethnicgroup: Thado
location: Watop Mulkoi Shillong Henima
date: 9.9.1928
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 Unpublished Government Papers" at SOAS Library, London.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: 9th Sept. To Watop - 10 miles. 7.30 -12.0. Climbed up to Mulkoi, a small Thado village.
text: While we were having tea a dak came in, and with it a wire from Government ordering me to hold myself in readiness to go to Shillong on receipt of another telegram, and telling me to wire the earliest date I could arrive. Nothing was said as to what I was wanted for. This is about the most remote camp in the North Cachar Hills. My reply, carried as fast as a man can carry it, cannot reach a telegraph office before the night of the day after tomorrow. I must turn back tomorrow and abandon the rest of my tour. This makes it impossible for me to carry out one of my main objects, the trial of inter-district cases at Henima. Mr. Calvert will go on.