The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: sex and humour
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Yimchungr
location: Kuthurr (Kuturr)
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 16:12
text: Yimchungr women - not unlike Eastern Angamis.
text: Kuthurr.
text: During the afternoon, the camp was raised by peels of excited laughter. A group of Yimchungr boys having grown tired of staring at the sepoys decided to divert themselves and their watchful guests. Two of them suddenly assumed the roles of girls, lay down on their backs, raised their knees and parted their thighs. Then two of the others attempted to seduce them and soon they were rolling over and over in a series of excited romps. As the 'lover' tried to have his way, the others egged him on while the 'girl' resisted his boyish gestures. Soon the whole group was killing itself with laughter while the Gurkha sepoys were so delighted that they cried out 'Again, again'. - boys seem to go about with boys - none of the mixed groups one sees elsewhere.