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: camp at Morai Lok
medium: diaries
location: Marui Thok R. (Morai Lok)
date: 13.12.1937
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: Dec. 13th.
text: Went back up Naga path to Falls, with Umaid & tiffin-coolie - Humja building new rafts. Jeff fished slowly upstream. Bathed before tea-cum-tiffin; Jeff got a nice fish, about 20lbs. Naga's eyes nearly fell out at sight of Lex in bathing-dress; her skin is very white. Lovely bathe, but muddy & awkward getting in. Green, warm water. Came back slowly. Heard shindig in opposite jungle. Suspected Nagas [or] elephants. Waited some time in hope of tiger but it proved to be monkeys crashing about in trees. Camp very lovely in dark. Mist hung over trees above, moon shining through, glow of fire (62) and white-wrapped Nagas standing about like ghosts. Small boy turned up to be dressed again and brought friend