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: Halei-na genna
caption: fifth day. Ntoa-gwa-na
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: 5th day. Ntoa-gwa-na.
text: First thing in the morning the buck who planted the rice goes fasting with one or two others to one of the nearer jhums and plants a handful of rice. No halei-bao is put up. He says: "I am planting this rice. Let it all come up and let none be bad."
text: The village is not closed. Odd jobs may be done in the jhums, but no planting.