The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book - 'Naga Path', by Ursula Graham Bower, published John Murray 1950

caption: Chapter three. Second Attack
caption: called to Chingjaroi for medical help
medium: books
person: Chingjaroi
date: 18.3.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
text: We were to have halted at Kharasom; but at noon on our first rest-day, when the camp was festooned with washing and all the porters dispersed up the village, in came the Chingjaroi headmen to say that there was an urgent case there and they needed help at once. Then ensued fearful confusion, but we were packed and off in an hour and half-running, half-walking the eight miles, reached the familiar camp in the early dusk. We now discovered what no one had thought to say before, that the patient lived in the Christian village, two miles further on; so leaving the rest of the party to settle in, the compounder and I and Chinaorang with the jappa pushed on down the spur.