The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book - 'Naga Path', by Ursula Graham Bower, published John Murray 1950

caption: trip to Tamenglong
caption: Chapter one. The Beginning
caption: rafting down the Barak River
medium: books
location: Barak R.
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
text: We halted a day in Tamenglong, visiting the fort with its spike-studded glacis; and then we marched again, down (10) the long, level spur to the Kabui village,
text: Next morning the sandbank beside us clattered with bamboos and the whop-whop of cutting. Twenty or thirty Nagas were building rafts for our downstream journey,
text: We were well into the wilderness now, in a world of green water and green jungle, of bamboos and elephant-grass and (12) trees, of glaring, sunlit shingle and bright rapids. Our camp were in tiny clearings cut out of the woods and tiger-tracks appeared overnight on the paths and sandbanks round them. Barking-deer took nightly exception to the glare of the pressure-lamp; otters slipped into the water as the rafts approached.