The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes on the Zemi Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower

caption: Nsing-ngi genna: performed in November for very young children
caption: gennas
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1939-1946
refnum: Betts papers, ring binder 1
person: Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge
text: 2nd day: Nsing-ngi.
text: In the early morning an old man in each house - or if there is no resident elder, one called for the occasion - takes zu in a leaf cup and pours it by the hearth as an offering. The old man is given a liberal drink for his trouble, and the rest of the day is devoted to drinking and feasting. The bucks, and any of the older men who wish to, eat together in the morung, bringing zu and ready-cooked food from their houses.