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: chapter one - introduction
caption: outline of Central Nzemi economy
caption: division of labour between men and women
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: Central Nzemi farm work is carried on by the married men, their wives and unmarried daughters, and by such of their sons as are old enough to work but are still under the age of puberty. The young unmarried men are almost entirely exempt from work in (8) the cultivation. Men clear the jungle, fire it, sow and thresh. Women reap and glean, and both sexes together hoe and weed the fields and carry the harvest to the village. Of other tasks, men are responsible for hunting, fishing, war, blacksmithing, housebuilding, basketry, the making of wooden and bamboo utensils for the home, and the care of the semi-feral cattle. [4 [Record T86681]