The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf Naga diary on his return to Nagaland, 1970

caption: obligations to in-laws after marriage
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Nenglo (Nionglopunga)
date: 21.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.8.1970-9.9.1970
person: private collection
text: Yesterday I heard that the young men of the whole village have obligations to the in-laws of a girl who marries in another village. For the first year they must go there to sow on the newly cut jhum of the new husband; then do the weeding and finally help reaping. In return the husband has to entertain them.