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: note refering to coolies described on 16th November 1938
medium: diaries
person: Shaw/ ReggieGimson
ethnicgroup: Katcha
location: Pabram (Paparam)
date: 7.1.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: [note: Jan. 7th 1939
text: Coolies proved to be Katcha Nagas. Mixture of breeds not yet explained. Reggie Shaw not very expansive on the subject. Discovered Paparam (see '37 series photos), Katcha village, Saramba Kabui, and Trouble makers. Gimson stated in conversation he thought villages round Tamenglong mainly Katcha or strongly (7) Katcha influences, true Kabui Australoid southern type, found below falls, and not much above it. Interesting point, but more than I am ever likely to follow up.]