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: Silchar to Jhirighat
medium: diaries
person: ShamshuKharram DinCeliaJeffery
date: 14.11.1938
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: Nov. 14th 1938 Jhirighat 10 miles
text: Left Silchar by lorry 11.20a.m. Arrived Lakhipur 12.20. Marched for Jhirighat 12.30; rain threatening, specks fell. Kuki coolies and not much good. Reached Jhiri 4.30. Signs of floods everywhere, and many tea-bushes dead. Shamshu and Kharram Din at bungalow. Self quite speechless with bad cold and sucking cough-lozenges wholesale. Jhiri bungalow paradise after pigstye at Silchar. Jeff mixed me such a hot whisky Celia swears I hiccupped in my sleep.