The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: expedition in the Tangkhul area
caption: Chapter two. Solo Flight
caption: the joy of exploring the hills
medium: books
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
text: Then down from Nungbi we went, and away to the north, to the hills I had looked at so longingly the year before. It was like a dream now to be walking their rise and fall : the air of morning in one's face, the mist clearing, the file of porters in front, the pad-pad of barefooted followers behind. Never had I known such exhilaration, such passionate happiness; your loads up, your porters off, the mountains round you and the world ahead - can anyone twenty-four and adventurous ask for better ?