The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - 'Report of the Survey Operations in the Naga Hills 1875-1876' by Lt. R.G. Woodthorpe

caption: Appendix D. H.M. Hinde's report
caption: poverty in the Terai region thus difficulty in getting rice
medium: tours
person: Baker/ Mr.
location: Charaidee (Chorai-deo) Nazira Punkhung (Punlung) Chintak
date: 2.4.1876-8.4.1876
person: Woodthorpe/ R.G.
date: 1875-1876
text: 2. I reached Punlung the same day, passing through Chintak, a small poverty-stricken village in the most extreme destitution. I encamped, for Mr. Ogle's convenience, under the mark near the village. We halted at this place on the 3rd, to allow of the erection of the survey mark. On the 4th, I marched through Oting to a camp in the Terai below the Muniting mark. Judging from the poverty of the villages I had passed through that no rice could be obtained in the hills, I, on the 5th, sent my coolies into Chorai-deo factory with a note asking the manager to let me have 25 maunds of rice. This he very kindly did, sending his own carts into Nazira to bring the rice out. I beg you will bring this act of courtesy on Mr. Baker's part to the notice of the Government, as it was done at great inconvenience to himself, while the successful issue of our part of the survey depended greatly on our speedily obtaining supplies, which we were enabled to do by Mr. Baker's obliging conduct.