Previously, we talked about how the two clans – Sohkhia and Marbuh were replaced by Nongtariang and Ngap Kynta clans respectively. The Khar Ngap Kynta clan is a smaller clan that falls under one main clan The Khar Sawkpoh or Khar Sawkmie. Literally translated, that would mean ‘the clan of Four Stomachs or Four Mothers. Four clans were formed from the Four Mothers and they are the 1. Sawian 2. Phanbuh 3. Ngapkynta and 4. Kharsyntiew. So, without further adieu… let me tell you a story, about the Sawkpoh clan and how it all began.
Sohra or Cherrapunjee off the beaten track is a bit of an oxymoron. There is a feeling of resentment that envelops me as I write about Sohra, especially because every single travel blog about Shillong and Meghalaya does so. This feeling however is replaced by a memory of the overwhelming beauty that Sohra has to offer. These first few posts are about me finding my roots… learning about where I come from and what better way to begin than to the place where my clan comes from.