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: camp at Phungam
medium: diaries
date: 14.4.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (66) April 14th Phungam.
text: Still cold, much thunder, and pelting rain. Tummy still wrong. Everything at sixes & sevens; mats put over leaks in roof, whereupon mats all blew off; exactly like real Skye weather - nothing but driving rain, grey cloud, and a few glimpses of hills. Luikai showed up in p.m. So did Saknio, with dak. Held dispensaries, a.m. & p.m.
text: Heard Manipuri lodged in Ukhrul dak bungalow.
text: Luikai & Chinaorang both returned with gorgeous Tangkhul haircuts, Luikai looking quite mature and warlike.