The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes on the Zemi Nagas by Ursula Graham Bower

caption: status of women
caption: conduct of divorced women
medium: notes
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
date: 1939-1946
refnum: Betts papers, ring binder 1
person: Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge
text: Until a divorce case has been finally settled the woman in question is not supposed to enter on any love-affairs, nor may other men go courting her; such conduct would amount to adultery, for there is always a possibility of her returning to her husband. Once the case has been argued and settled, she is free to form any new alliance she pleases.