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: Barak Bridge camp; filming
medium: diaries
person: 'Charles''Cupid'
date: 18.11.1938
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (11) Nov. 18th Barak Bridge. Still more of Kambirong turned up next day. Showed them last years' photos, which scored huge success, as they recognised people they knew at Oinomlong and Okoklong. Very clever of them, as they're not used to photos. Also spotted Charles and Cupid. Cupid subsequently proved to be one of the small boys in camp. No sign of Charles. Had washday. Brunched at 12 noon. Celia taught Kambirong buck to knit. Presented him with a ball of wool & 2 bent needles, as he was trying hard with impromptu bamboo pins and strip of pith. Knitters at it hard all morning
text: Several jungle-rat snares set by cookhouse. Sketched one.