The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: adultery
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 9.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: If a woman commits adultery, her lover is at first fined a pig and several daos or a field. The second time he is beaten severely by the husband and his clansmen. The wife is at first only scolded and perhaps a little beaten, if caught a second time she is divorced. A married man who commits adultery is only scolded by his wife. (65) An unmarried girl who becomes pregnant must at any rate go to her lover's house, even if he is already married, - also Ben men may have two wives.