The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: theft
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 23.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
seealso: Diary, p.220
text: (183) Wakching 23/3/1937
text: If a man steals a pig and is caught, he has to pay to the owner the price and a fine of about half the value of the pig. Moreover he has to pay Rs 10/- to the Neangba's however small or big the pig was. If a chicken is stolen by a man of the same morung, the thief has to give another chicken to the owner in exchange. If, however, he is of another morung he has to pay Rs 5/- to the owner. (cf. Diary, p. 220)