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: 7th day: Hera-ngi or Hera-na.
text: The village is strictly closed, and no work may be done except washing and carrying water. The men feast together in the morung; the girls have a party of their own in the dekichang; all bring food and drink from their houses. If the day is fine and sunny, the omen is good. If it is showery there will be illness during the year.