The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook one

caption: installation of the thevo
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Sema
date: 9.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-17.12.1936
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (55) For the installation of the Thevo, exactly the same genna days are held. But he doesn't give a feast. The first day is called [] "Looking for the old man". The same funeral gennas are held. The only duties the chekru has to do [are] to announce the pennas the day before, (56) and the Thevo and he eats before. Things can be taken from his house, but to steal from his house is genna. He keeps the same food restrictions as the Thevo, but he can eat in other people's houses.