The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook ten

caption: letting and inheritance of land; clans dying out
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Punkhung
date: 6.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.2.1937-11.4.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (67) When a clan dies out its land falls to the Ang, but every year he divides it up among the villagers for cultivation and does not take any payment for the land. When a man cultivates on the land of a fellow clansman he doesn't pay any hire. But when he hires a field from a man of another clan he pays him Rs 1 or 1/8 or a basket of rice. A man who borrows one basket of rice has only to return one basket next year.
text: (68) When a clan dies out the Ang takes only the fields, but the movable property goes to the remaining women.