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: conditions of fieldwork
medium: theses
ethnicgroup: Nzemi
person: Betts/ U.V.
date: 1950
refnum: M.A. thesis, University College, London
note: footnotes indicated by boxes within square brackets
text: During this period the collection of data was through no fault of mine somewhat spasmodic. In the first year work was interrupted by political disturbances and hampered by Nzemi hostility to the administration, a hostility naturally extended to a Government-sponsored investigator. With the growth of confidence this attitude disappeared, and by 1941 work was proceeding satisfactorily. The greater part of my notes date from this year.