The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - H.H. Godwin-Austen, Journal of a Tour in Assam, 26th November 1872 to 15th April 1873

caption: men from Shipvoma complain to the Raja about British attack on their village; walk to Bishenpur
medium: tours
person: Tangal Major
location: Shipvoma Bishenpur
date: 17.2.1873
person: Godwin-Austen/ H.H.
date: 26.11.1872-4.4.1873
person: Royal Geographical Society, London
text: 17th Feby
text: No offer was made of either tattoos or any other assistance. The Tangal Major came in early next morning to have a talk with Butler & we left them talking very hard about Shipvoma two men of which place? had come in to complain against us. The said Shipvoma men wore earrings like the men of Zeme [blank] & their hair was not cut in the style of the Shipvomi Nagas. We got clear of Munipur about 9 o/c & passing over a bad pukka bridge walked out on the Cachar Road as far as the Raja's garden, where we stopped for bkfast & then on to Bishenpur or [blank]. It was a long fatiguing march & rather hot after our experiences & days in higher ground
text: Valley here flat with low (A 27.54 = [blank feet]) detached hills to the left after leaving the town & one on the right isolated & standing up out of the plain like the [hills] in Cachar to which they are very similar & maybe even geologically. The valley deposits having accumulated on either side of spurs from the main hills & thus caused the higher & extreme knobs to stand out as islands disconnected from the original mass. We got into the rest house at Lumlangtong or Bishenpur just at dusk & made ourselves at home there in by no means a bad bungalow. Ogle I am sorry to say was very seedy with diarrhoea & we have not a grain of medicine. However by the next morning he was somewhat better & able to go out with me to the Logtak.