The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

miscellaneous papers, notebooks and letters on Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower, 1937-1947

caption: marriage
caption: marriage links
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Formerly marriage tended to be with families whose daughters were regularly satisfactory; i.e. A marries Z, and his younger brother B, admiring her, takes a wife from her family; A's son C., finding his mother a good advertisement, marries Y, another of the family. A family given to having undesirable daughter was not further sought after!