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: childbirth taboos
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: For 30 days after the birth of a child a father may not sleep on the same bed as his wife nor cohabit with her; any attempt to do so would be a gross breach of custom and she would resist by force if necessary.