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B&W. 15:17min. Assam, India, 1934 or 1935. Film made by Gerald P. Stewart. On tour in the Manipur State Hill Tracts; scenes of Tengkukai, a Kuki ‘Lambu’ (translator). Tamu village; Buddhist shrine. G.P. Stewart in a Maring Naga (?) village settling disputes in front of his ‘basha’ (bamboo hut). Naga dances. Naga women accepting a drink (rum?) from the filmmaker. Naga dances. Manipuris winnowing rice. The ‘Women’s Bazaar’, Imphal. European ‘Gymkhana’, Imphal. C. Gimson, ICS, the Political Agent in Imphal. Crowd awaiting the return of H.H. the Maharaja Churachandra Singh of Manipur. Maharaja greeted by Rai Bahadur Dr. Gangesh Chandra Das and Mr. Stewart. Chiru Nagas (with bamboo headband) near Bishenpur. Polo ground – the British Reserve in Imphal. Maharaja Churachandra Singh and the Governor of Assam, Sir Michael Keane, inspect Manipuri polo players before the game. Polo game. An aged Manipuri prince.

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