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 eight: conclusion
caption: Feasts of Merit
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 same pattern of redistribution is found again in the Central Nzemi series of Feasts of Merit. The prestige attaching to the givers of these feasts, and the chance of political advancement which such enhanced status offers, lead to the redistribution of wealth to the village community [6 [Record T86896]