The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : 'Konyak Nagas' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, (1969)

caption: Chapter One. The Material Background
caption: important agricultural occasions initiated by special persons
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York31:5
text: It is a characteristic feature of Naga society that important operations must be inaugurated by persons of special ritual status; other villagers are not supposed to engage in such activities until a beginning has been made by those destined for the task by descent and status.