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: the agricultural system
caption: the importance of rice; other crops
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: Rice is of paramount importance in Central Nzemi economy. Wealth is in rice; poverty is lack of rice. Rice forms the staple dish at the three meals taken during the day and vegetables, fish or meat are eaten only as relishes with it. Rice, flavoured with admixed millet, is used to brew the two forms of infused beer [13 [Record T86841]