The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Two. The Social Structure and its Units
caption: compensation and fines
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Wanchu
location: Niaunyu (Niaunu) Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York61:2
text: The fines imposed by a chief and his council were normally shared between the chief and the members of chiefly clan, but in cases where a complainant had suffered loss or injury, as in the case of theft, he would receive a substantial share in compensation. This was a principle at variance with the practice in Wakching, where compensation was rarely awarded.