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: acknowledgements to Nzemi
medium: theses
person: Haichangnang/ of Asalu
ethnicgroup: Nzemi
person: Betts/ U.V.
date: 1950
refnum: M.A. thesis, University College, London
note: footnotes indicated by boxes within square brackets
text: I am also indebted to Haichangnang of Asalu, who gave me a wealth of traditional and genealogical information; to the junior village priest of Laisong for data regarding rituals and for many personal kindnesses; to Khutuing of Magulong, for a first-hand account of head-hunting rites and for other information; to the headmen of Laisong, Hangrum, Asalu, Impoi and many other villages in North Cachar, for contributing information and producing many informants from their communities; to the wardens of the young men's houses, for their courtesy in allowing me to enter the bachelors' halls; and to the innumerable elders and householders who answered my many questions and who helped, encouraged and protected me during the interesting and intensely happy years I spent among the Central Nzemi.