The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary five

caption: inheritance laws
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 20.4.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1.4.1937-26.6.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: (See Notebook 12 p. 121 following).
text: Wakching 20/4/1937
text: This morning I checked my notes on inheritance laws. It is true that the entire land owned by a man goes to his oldest son and then to the oldest son again. Younger brothers are given land on an annual basis only and they pay the older brother an appreciation rate. But the system seems to work in such a way that in fact everyone always has enough land for their needs.