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: short stop at Ukhrul to get coolies
medium: diaries
person: Duncan
date: 11.3.1939-12.3.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (3) Ukhrul, March 11th 12 miles
text: Arrived about 1. to alarm of all inhabitants, and camped in dak bungalow. Called on Dunc. in evening and arranged route. Arrived neck and neck with Ukhrul dispensary stores.
text: (4) Ukhrul, March 12th
text: Halted. Coolies more or less arranged for. Some mess over them, as to whether they are to be permanent or only to Nungbi. Asked for boy who was with us last time. Went down to Duncs. again in p.m.
text: Gentleman turned up wanting to do lumbu & bearer work; was doubtful, but took his name.
text: Subadar-Major sent haunch of venison and vegetables.