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: jhuming
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Cultivation (laws and customs relating to)
text: Jhuming of virgin jungle: the owner of land on which anyone else cuts jhums in virgin jungle must give the cutter a pig as recompense for his troubles in felling the heavy timber - even if the jhuming was done without his consent. He is, of course, entitled to the regular rent on his land once it is under cultivation.
text: No special ceremony marks the cutting of jhums in virgin forest.