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 Chiru village
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Chiru
date: 14.1.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (129) Saturday, Jan. 14th.
text: Went down to Chiru village after dispensary, and took photos of houses, and films of weaving.
text: Student boy and Abung made the deuce of a noise in the cookhouse when I'd gone to bed, student boy yowling interminable hymns. Stood it for a while and then got out of bed, went to door with torch and yelled "Stop that noise!" Instant silence. Someone came to cookhouse door. I shone the torch on them, but couldn't see who it was. I went in again. Door unslammable but I would have if I could.