Travel to Great Mirror: Photo 22
An even more spectacular village, perched on a knife-edged ridge. In The Social Economy of the Himalaya (1935), S.D. Pant wrote, "The villages are as a rule situated on spurs running from the middle and lower levels of the ridges, in the midst of the cultivated fields. Such sites are neither too hot and damp, like the low-lying land near the river banks, nor too cold, like the hill-tops.... The villages generally are found in a chain. All of those which are situated on a common ridge belong to a common stock, which points to their tribal origin...." (p. 74).
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