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: proverbs and sayings
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1937-1946
person: private collection
text: Thak-ga-mina thakteone paigamina paikivubane. Rice-not-child rice-to-eat wishes cloth-not-child cloth-good- one-wear-wishes
text: The poor man's child has an appetite, the clothless child wants to wear fine clothes. (Implying that the rich child has no appetite, and the child with a good cloth won't wear it.)