The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Fine morung decorations at Mabao; depopulation; drought
medium: notestours
location: Hojai Mabao
date: 7.8.1928
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 Unpublished Government Papers" at SOAS Library, London.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: 7th August. To Hojai. 11 miles. 7 - 12. Went up to Mabao on the way, an old Naga village reduced from 60 to 13 houses. The decorations in the 'Morung' are about the best I have seen. The rice in the old jhums is in the ear, but rain has been so scarce that the grain has not swollen properly. The change in the weather which has now come may be just in time.