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 Chingjaroi Hill
medium: diaries
location: Chingjaroi Hill
date: 22.2.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (158) Tuesday, 22nd.
text: Passed pastor over to Abung for instruction in chicken-soup making, and eventually got off, with Khullakpa, two other elders and Luikai, for hill. Heard Khullakpa had sent 4 men to clear path. Met them coming down. Path went perpendicularly up and up and up. Had to keep on stopping to blow. My form not very good. Lovely views, but much jhum-smoke. Had sudden vision, just below summit, of snow-covered hills miles away into the unadministered country. Sun was on the snow and it looked glorious. Sat about a bit at top, took some photos, and came perpendicularly down.
text: (Snow-covered peak Saramati, on main Patkoi range.)