The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

printed - tour diary of the Deputy Commissioner of the Naga Hills for the year 1870-1872 (John Butler) volume two

caption: ride into Manipur
medium: tours
person: AustinOgleTongal Major
location: Imphal (Manipur)
date: 15.2.1873
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 15th February. Leaving Austin and Ogle to come on quietly I rode on ahead and got into Manipur this morning at ll a.m. in time for breakfast. In the course of my ride, on which led over a capital road which is now being repaired in parts, I noticed that the valley was dotted over with numerous villages on either side. Austin and Ogle arrived late in the day and I was glad to learn the former had succeeded in getting in the position of the capital of Manipur on to his plane table.
text: In the evening I was visited by my old acquaintance Tongal Major who looked as young as ever and came in with some rice, fowls, vegetables, etc., which he informed me he had been directed to present to me with the salams of the Rajah.