The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

diaries kept by Ursula Graham Bower on visits to Manipur and North Cachar between 1937 and 1940

caption: drive to Yanganpokpi village
medium: diaries
person: Taylor/ Col.ShumshuFergusMargueriteRanaldAlexa
location: Yaingangpokpi (Yanganpokpi)
date: 10.11.1937
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (4) Nov. 10th
text: Got up at 6, finished packing jahpa. Coolies came at 7.30, Colonel Taylor arrived a few minutes later. Shumshu came out of back premises at last minute, minus jahpa. Taxed, said he had private arrangement with coolie who would take S's bedding loose so fifth coolie only had others bedding & my camp-bed, which refused to go into the bedding-jahpa. Left at 2.45 in Fergus's car, with Shumshu in back. Left my socks behind & Marguerite & Ranald came haring after with them. Long, dusty drive to Yanganpokpi, and very tight fit in front seat. Road vile, & Fergus found petrol-tank lid missing when he arrived. (5) Tea at bungalow; and then Fergus & Lex went off 14 miles back. Only 2 rooms in bungalow, so dined & sat in my bedroom. Sanitation by long drop, v. interesting.