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: field gennas
caption: 'hemeo-kezab-ra'
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Hemeo-kezab-ra
text: If the ground in a field cracks through drought or other causes, this genna must be performed, and also if a log left lying in the jhums sinks into the ground a little (as sometimes happens in the rains) or if a tree at the edge of the jhums falls forward into them. (R.G.)
text: It is performed with a mithan or a big pig, and the names of the "bara-deo" are invoked. Done by the tingkhupeo.