Group of people working in the fields (Image number J.014, J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)

Material Information

Group of people working in the fields (Image number J.014, J.P. Mills Photographic Collection)
Series Title:
J.P. Mills Photographic Collection
Mills, J. P. (James Philip), 1890-1960.
Hobson, Geraldine ( contributor )
Publication Date:
B&W photographic print 9.5x7 cm ( medium )


Subjects / Keywords:
Jhum (agricultural method)
Slash and burn cultivation
Rice -- Planting ( lcsh )
Shifting cultivation ( lcsh )
Slash and mulch agricultural systems
एशिया -- भारत -- नगालैंड -- मोकोकचुंग जिले
এশিয়া -- ভারত -- নাগাল্যান্ড
Naga (South Asian people) ( lcsh )
Naga ( ethnicity )
Ao Naga ( ethnicity )
नागा ( ethnicity )
एओ नागा ( ethnicity )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- India -- Nagaland -- Mokokchung District
26.316667 x 94.516667


Jhum (slash and burn) fields being planted up with rice. In jhuming, blocks of jungle are felled and burnt in rotation, then the ground is dug and the crop sown. After two or three seasons the land is allowed to revert to jungle for about eight to fifteen years, when the cycle is repeated. Provided enough trees are left on the land and the ground is allowed to recover for a reasonable period of time, the rich soil in the Ao country appears to retain its fertility. ( en )
General Note:
Date of photograph: 1919-1920, ©1926
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 photograph is part of album J. Many of the images of this album are included in 'The Ao Nagas', which was published by Mills in 1926. They date from 1919-1920, during the period when Mills was based at Mokokchung. In 1921 the Aos numbered around 30,500 people. Their territory lay wholly within the administered part of the Naga Hills and was bounded by the Assam plains on the north-west, the Konyaks in the north-east and the Semas and Lhotas to the south west. The Dikhu River formed their southeastern boundary, and also that between the administered and unadministered areas of the Naga Hills.
General Note:
Originally collected in Album J 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. The Ao Nagas. London : Macmillan & Co., 1926. (LCCN: 27013331)
General Note:
VIAF ID: 2475026 (name authority) : Mills, J.P. (James Philip), 1890-1960
General Note:
VIAF ID: 24095368 (name authority) : Hobson, Geraldine
General Note:
Ethnologue reference:

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
Image: © 1926, The Estate of J.P. Mills. Text: © 1996, Geraldine Hobson.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 58/02/J/14 ( calm reference )