The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: crimes and offences
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Hajaichak (Hasoichak)
date: 20.8.1970
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 8.8.1970-8.9.1970
person: private collection
text: (out of order) Hasoichak 20/8/1970
text: In informant's youth offenders were exiled from the village. Offences were: theft, adultery - in the case of adultery only the man was banished. Inf. cannot remember any fight between morungs. Only very serious cases of theft were punished by exile. If one man kills a man of his own village, he is driven very far away, but the kinsman of the victim will not be allowed to kill him in retaliation.