The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes on the Zemi Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower

caption: physical characteristics
caption: sleeping positions
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1939-1946
refnum: Betts papers, ring binder 1
person: Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge
text: Sleep: males - customary posture on side with knees drawn up.
text: females - usually similar
text: children - no information
text: Household usually retires one and a half to two hours after sunset, rises at daybreak, women rising first.
text: Fire: kept smouldering all night, for warmth in winter, convenience in relighting, and light in case of emergency - the house being lit only by firelight.