Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Book Cover
Author Thomas, Vicky.

Title Naga Queen [electronic resource] : Ursula Graham Bower and Her Jungle Warriors, 1939-45 / Vicky Thomas.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]


Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Access Access limited to subscribing institutions.
Summary In 1937, Ursula Bower visited Nagaland at the invitation of a friend, and on a dispensary tour encountered the Naga people. She was so taken was with their striking dignity, tribal pride, and unique culture that she arranged to live among them to write an anthropological study. But she became more than an observer-living alone among them, Ursula was integrated into their village life, becoming their figurehead when in 1944 the Japanese invaded the jungles of Nagaland from Burma. The Nagas turned to her for leadership and with the support of General Slim, her Naga guides were armed and trained to patrol and repel the Japanese incursions. The Nagas' courage and loyalty were duly recognized, and after the conflict Ursula, with Naga support, went on to run a jungle training school for the RAF. Later, with her husband, Tim Betts, as Political Officer, she worked among the volatile tribes of the remote Apa Tani Valley, bordering Tibet. Following the Independence of India in 1947, Ursula returned to her highland roots, but to her death in 1988, her experiences among the Naga people shaped and directed her life.
System Details System requirements: Adobe Digital editions.
Note Print version record.
Access Digital content provided by Freading Ebook Service.
Subject Bower, Ursula Graham, 1914-1988.
Anthropologists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Naga (South Asian people)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India -- Nāgāland.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Arthur, Max.
Freading (Firm)
Other Form: Print version: Thomas, Vicky. Naga queen. Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2012. 9780752464015 (DLC)2011487524
ISBN 9780752477855 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9780752477855

Available items only