The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - Tour Diary of Keith Cantlie, 1919-1920

caption: Soget-Sinjol land dispute
medium: tours
person: Anam
location: Soget Shinjol (Sinjol) Lakema
date: 25.3.1920
person: Cantlie/ Keith
date: 1919-1920
refnum: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
text: 25th.
text: Returned Lakema. The Goanburas of Jalukema, Berrima, Soget, Thengol and Songlu came to see me. Soget and Sinjol have a land dispute. Sinjol is not satisfied with Anam's decision last year and threaten to cultivate land which Anam assigned to Soget although it did not come to Kohima to protest against Anam's decision. The papers must be seen. Meanwhile Sinjol is to cultivate. I counted Lakema. They had only a half crop last year. There is very little panikhet as the water is scarce. On the other hand they keep a large grazing area.