Carved stone at Peisa (Image number U.026, J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)

Material Information

Carved stone at Peisa (Image number U.026, J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)
Series Title:
Ancestral stones.
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960.
Hobson, Geraldine ( contributor )
Publication Date:
B&W photographic print 9.5x7 cm ( medium )


Subjects / Keywords:
एशिया -- भारत -- असम -- उत्तरी कछार हिल्स जिले -- नतुन पैसा
এশিয়া -- ভারত -- আসাম
Naga (South Asian people) ( lcsh )
Naga ( ethnicity )
Zeme Naga ( ethnicity )
Zeliangrong ( ethnicity )
नागा ( ethnicity )
ज़ेमे नागा ( ethnicity )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- India -- Assam -- North Cachar Hills District -- Natun Paisa
25.05494 x 93.161349


A rough, low relief carving of a human figure, said to represent the lady love of the man who carved it. It is thought to be one of the very few existing stones carved by Nagas. In 1927 it was said to be about a hundred years old. ( en )
General Note:
Date of photograph: 1927 March 15
General Note:
Copyright held by the Estate of J.P. Mills. The Estate is currently (2015) represented by Geraldine Hobson.
General Note:
This item may be used under license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial (CC BY-NC)
General Note:
This image is part of album U. This album and the preceding one both refer to the time between 1927 and 1928 when Mills was posted as Acting Deputy Commissioner to Cachar, in the southern part of Assam. The adminsitrative headquarters was at Silchar in the plains, but the area which particularly concerned Mills was the hill country of North Cachar. This was regarded as the Cinderella of Subdivisions, to which officers were often sent temporarily while waiting for a better posting. They usually had no experience of working with hill tribes and were not interested in learning about their customs and history. Mills, with his vast experience of the hill tribes was asked to sort out the resultant mess, and took it as golden opportunity to study and photograph the people and their way of life. The album also contains a few photographs from other areas.
General Note:
Originally collected in Album U of the "J.P. Mills Photographic Collection". (Held in the SOAS, University of London, Archives and Special Collections.)
General Note:
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960. [Note on Semkhor, 4.4.27 and Tour Diary 1927.] (Held by SOAS, University of London.)
General Note:
Paisa is alternatively known as Peisia. Presumed to be Natun Paisa, but might be Purana Paisa, slightly to the northwest at latitude 25.068026, longitude 93.145347
General Note:
VIAF ID: 2475026 (name authority) : Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1960
General Note:
VIAF ID: 24095368 (name authority) : Hobson, Geraldine
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Ethnologue reference:

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
Image: © 1927, The Estate of J.P. Mills. Text: © 1996, Geraldine Hobson.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 58/02/U/26 ( calm reference )