The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

miscellaneous papers, notebooks and letters on Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower, 1937-1947

caption: sexual liaisons among the Zemi
caption: illegitimate children
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: If a girl has only had one lover, and has a child by him, she may take the child straight to his house and say that he is the father. If he marries her well and good; if not, he must pay the "milk-price" of about Rs 10/-.