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: rafting on the Barak river
medium: diaries
person: Humja
location: Barak R.
date: 9.12.1937
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: Dec. 9th Thursday
text: Packed up by 8.30 or so, but breakfasted late (Jeff looking at bridge & esp. fish). Left at 10a.m., after Jeff had tried for big fish, got snagged & been rescued by entire Naga Navy, complete with Placket. Progress slow & singularly damp. No. 2. of crew Kuki, & looked half-witted. Humja saviour of situation and boated, punted & paddled like an angel, arguing with No. 2 at intervals