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
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Zemi
location: Gobin Laisong
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Marriage.
text: If a boy gets married, a girl of the same house may not marry that year. If one boy gets married, another from the same house may not get married the same year, or should not, but some risk it. It is absolutely forbidden in Gobin, but Laisong seem to chance it if they like.
text: During the first year of marriage the bride's family send a present of zu, rice and cooked meat to the groom's family on every feast day. Some zealous for their reputation may keep this up a second year but most do not.