The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

'The Feast of Merit among the Northern Sangtam Tribe of Assam', by C.R. Stonor, 1950

caption: the rules of performance
medium: articles
ethnicgroup: Sangtam <Northern
date: 12.1947
person: Stonor/ C.R.
date: 1950
refnum: 'Anthropos', vol. XLV 1950
text: [2] I. The rules of performance.
text: Performance of the feasts of merit is regulated among the Sangtams by two general rules:
text: 1. The traditional sequence must be followed.
text: 2. A feast may not be given in any one year before the crops are gathered.
text: Otherwise a man is free to carry out any of the series whenever he is sufficiently affluent to do so.