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 five: land tenure and agriculture
caption: land tenure
caption: rent and land rights; transfer of land rights
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: An individual has the right to claim rent from each household cultivating on his holding of land, the rent being paid in (104) rice at the end of the harvest. He does not possess a prior right to cultivate it himself and if he wishes to clear fields for cultivation on it he must mark them out before others arrive to mark theirs. He may not refuse to allow cultivation on his holding [2 [Record T86830][Record T86831][Record T86832]