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 twenty-eight. The Hangrum Incident
caption: visit to Khangnam
medium: books
location: Khangnam
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
text: (198) On the south of the Barail, a series of the steepest highest spurs possible fanned out from the central peak of Katsingpeo-ki. On the far tip of one of them almost hidden in deep, green woods, was a Zemi village of fifty houses - Khangnam.
text: I had never been there before " V " Force affairs took me. It was so remote, so tucked away, so fortified by precipitous steeps and Naga paths like ladders, that even touring officers rarely came there. It was a lovely spot. One looked down between cool clumps of bamboo to the plains simmering below, or back to the north-west, where the Hangrum ridge and the lower Jenam gorge formed a wildly unfamiliar and Himalayan landscape