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: visit to Majuron; organized sports; dispensary
medium: diaries
location: Majulon (Majuron)
date: 13.1.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (125) Jan. 13th. Friday.
text: After dispensary, went up to Majuron and took photos of house.
text: Hutton's Angami book a huge success and attracted a tremendous crowd to look at the pictures. The spears and Angami dance pictures attracted them most.
text: Kukis have begun to trickle in, a fever case (chronic), bear-bite, discharged from Imphal hospital, but not complaining of sores and pain in the place; a broken toe, which I splinted up, I hope satisfactorily, and a perfectly revolting drunk, smelling to high heaven and bearing two superb scabs where he'd (127) fallen down when tight - one alongside his right eye, the other on his right shin. Eye place rather nasty, and eyelid inflamed; shin nearly healed.
text: Fine, big men, these Kukis, and most perfectly made, with considerable muscular development, broad shoulders and fine deep chests. They are tall, too, and make the Kabuis look pretty weedy.