The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: A steep march; accommodation destroyed by elephants
medium: notestours
ethnicgroup: Khelma
location: Derebara Baigo Dujung R.
date: 4.8.1928
person: Mills/ J.P.
date: 8.1928
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 Unpublished Government Papers" at SOAS Library, London.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 August. To Derebara 12 miles. 7-20 - 11. We went via Baigo, a Khelma village. A long drop down to the Diyung. Even with 30 zigzags in the last mile and a half the path is not well graded. The bungalow and outhouses at Derebara were recently wrecked by elephants and we lived in the patched up ruins. The animals are a perfect pest here and the Subdivisional Officer is going to have a protective trench dug.