This is a facsimile of the 1896 memoirs of Major General Sir James Johnstone (1841-1896) who spent 28 years serving the British government in India. The memoirs describe his 1877-1890 period in Manipur, a troubled area on the India/Burma border. Johnstone had both military and civil responsibilities and he offers many insights into the problems and processes of the imperial government. He must have had some rare qualities- a strong intellect and a respectful attitude to local people and customs - but while he received honours, he was not the last administrator to write of his sadness that higher authority often makes decisions without reference to local knowledge. Index.
My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills
PublisherSampson Low, Marston & Company