The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript 'Village Organization Among the Central Nzemi Nagas', M.A. thesis by Ursula Betts

caption: Foreword
caption: decision to study Nzemi, on advice of J.P. Mills
medium: theses
person: Mills/ J.P.
ethnicgroup: Nzemi
person: Betts/ U.V.
date: 1950
refnum: M.A. thesis, University College, London
note: footnotes indicated by boxes within square brackets
text: In February, 1940, Mr. J.P. Mills, C.S.I., C.I.E., then Governor's Secretary and Director of Ethnography, Assam, suggested the Nzemi to me as a useful field of study, since no detailed record then existed of their kinship system, political organization, rituals, land-tenure or economy. The section of the tribe which was most accessible and which, curiously enough, was least affected by the Missions, was that know as the Maruong, in the North Cachar Subdivision of Cachar District. This is the section described in the present paper as the Central Nzemi.