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 three - the Ram or village community
caption: the individual's relations with the kienga
caption: second Feast of Merit; destruction and rebuilding of house; use of coin; cash crops; cost of feasts
medium: theses
person: Namkiabuing
ethnicgroup: Nzemi
location: Impoi
person: Betts/ U.V.
date: 1950
refnum: M.A. thesis, University College, London
note: footnotes indicated by boxes within square brackets
text: The second feast in the series is of a different and larger order. It involves the destruction of the feast-giver's old house and the building in its stead of a house having the same plan and size as the hangseoki [30 [Record T86790][Record T86791]