The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook twelve

caption: rape
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 24.3.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 24.3.1937-27.4.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (10) Wakching 24/3/1937
text: If a Thepong man rapes an unmarried Bala girl, he has not to pay any fine - "for it is the custom". If a woman is married, however, her husband demands a fine and may beat the culprit. The value of the fine is not fixed. If a Thepong man rapes a Thepong girl he must pay a fine to her parents.