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: researching origins of Chingjaroi
medium: diaries
location: Chingjaroi
date: 4.4.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (47) Chingjaroi. April 4th.
text: A long, hot, weary day. Darned socks and washed clothes. A few for medicines; not many. Khullakpa sat up for panther but failed to get it. In afternoon got details of Chingjaroi origins and exogamous groups from Khullakpa, who is 8th in line from founder & the 9th Khullakpa. He says he will bring some of the elders and give more information to-night.
text: Khullakpa never returned; apparently developed fever. Dinner not one of Abung's best; and so wearily to bed.
text: Coolies who went to Imphal wanted more bakhsheesh for double march. Gave 4as. per man.