The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: fines for adultery; visits from Nganting men
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting Ngangting (Nganting)
date: 9.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: There is quite a fine for adultery in the first instance. If it happens again the husband and his clans' people beat up the culprit. The woman will be scolded at first, if it happens again she is divorced. Adultery with the wife of an Ang used to be punished with exile and initially even with death. Several Nganting men, the Ang among them