Pangi is an area situated by the side of
river Chander Bhaga flowing from Louhal down to Jammu Kashmir area. The
population of Pangi is scanty and scattered on both sides of the river
though the inhabitation goes up to high hills. It is the part of
district Chamba and one had to travel on foot over the Saach-pass to
reach Pangi covering long and dangerous snowy slopes. But since some
years road has been constructed to connect its divisional administrative
Head-Quarter. Few employees have to live there to carry on the
administrative functions and duties. It was considered Kalapani by the
officials and the employees till there was no road. Now a days one can
go to Pangi via Saach-pass reaching there from Tisa and come through
Kullu-Manali crossing Rohtang-Pass to Udaypur and then to Pangi
subdivision Head Quarter.
As one may look at the photograph of three women from Pangi in their local traditional wears may think of the photographer who adventured to reach Pangi and take such photographs which carry the viewers of the photographs to such lands of wonder and difficulties. It is really a passion as well as a mission to acquaint the world with the people of different traditions and behaviors.
The women in the photograph have different or special features though having some Mangolian/mixed face appearances, well built and tall. The dresses are of woolen hand made clothes and the ornaments are of silver and gold in abundance. In the background the hilly slopes covered with thick woods can be seen. Really a photograph of historical importance in relation to the traditions of the people. The people of Pangi are of tribal origins and professionally sheep breeders and partially peasants. Education and other new things are just reaching there and may add some changes in future.