The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter five. Change of Course
caption: Zemi Nagas; leaves for North Cachar
medium: books
date: 2.1940
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
text: I had already read Soppitt's monograph on the Zemi Nagas. They were, one supposed, the same sad, shabby lot we had seen in 1938 along the railway. But they were akin to the Kabui, a tribe I had hoped to study and had seen; such notes as I had on the latter would be of use. Besides, the district was large and of great interest. There were other tribes, and archaeological remains which were well worth seeing. So North Cachar it was; and a month later I was on my way there up the Hill Section, with a Tangkhul staff and a wildly-excited Khamba.