In Abor Jungles

In Abor Jungles : Being an Account of the Abor Expedition, the Mishmi Mission and the Miri Mission

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This 1912 book by Angus Hamilton (1874-1913), a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, is an account of the British military expeditions to quell uprisings among remote tribes in north-eastern India in 1911-12. Famous for his earlier books on Afghanistan, the problems of the Middle East, and Somaliland, Hamilton gives a full account of the various phases of the 'Abor expedition' which resulted in a crushing defeat of the local tribes. The book begins with a survey of the geography of the area, and a description of the Abor people, explaining the turbulent background to the murder in March 1911 of two British officials. A highly detailed and illustrated account then follows of the murders, and of the punitive response of the government in Delhi, which sent an expedition both to bring the area back under control and also to carry out geographical surveys of a relatively unknown more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 62 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139192132
  • 9781139192132

Table of contents

1. The land of the Abors; 2. Our relations with the tribes; 3. Frontier regulations; 4. The plan of campaign; 5. The lands; 6. Preparations at Calcutta, Shillong and Dibrugarh; 7. Selection of Kobo; 8. The merry nags; 9. The start of the operations; 10. Start of Major-General Bower and main column; 11. The start of the political missions; 12. The Mishmi Mision; 13. Pasighat abandoned; 14. A gruesome discovery; 15. Crossing the Dihang; 16. Advance to Komsing; 17. The travels of Kinthup; 18. The value of the operations; more