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 seven: village rituals
caption: small rituals at each stage of agricultural cycle
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: The firing of the jungle on the new fields, the sowing ceremonies and the minor feasts and days of abstention from labour which occur during the weeding period in the summer are considered of great importance for the success of the crops, but they are not marked by any such major rituals in the village itself as characterize the four harvest festivals. These begin in September with the first-fruits festival, Pokpat-ngi [2 [Record T86876]