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: Thingkra camp
medium: diaries
date: 1.12.1938
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (64) Dec. 1st Thingkra.
text: Halted. Jeff went fishing early. We thought we had long, empty morning, but large breakfast arrived, and out outlook brightened. Dealt with cut at back of man's knee. Washed more clothes. Staff rigged clothes-line to H of P, thus finding use for it at last. Men turned up with Jeff's spoon. Jeff returned, with one smallish fish. More bank fell into the river. March reputed to be between 5 and 7 miles, with 13 day after. More off the waistline, we hope.
text: In p.m. man with grazed knee and cut foot. Wish they would choose more bandageable places to fall on. Many sambhur tracks round camp, many Kukis of mixed breed, and many smells. Jeff fished again in p.m. but got nothing. Celia and I spent most of day bringing diaries up to date. Heard 30 men have turned up to carry.
text: Lovely moonlit evening. Got one or two photos looking down gorge into afternoon sun.
text: Kharram Din and Hamja reported sick with chills and fever. K.D. very seedy. Issued quinine.