The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

Furer-Haimendorf manuscript spiral bound notebook one

caption: the first sower
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Terocheswemi (Terocheswumi)
date: 10.6.1936
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: (65) 10th June
text: Terocheswumi
text: The first sower was recently dismissed. Mithans had damaged his crop and he went to Kohima in order to complain against the owners between sowing and harvest and took with him his own food. He is not allowed to take anything out of the village between sowing and harvest. Exactly the same prohibition is applied to the First Reaper. One gets an old woman who is likely to lie with a man (sic). Both must always be chaste.