The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: conflict between morung and household for labour
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York7O:3
text: A conflict between the interests of the two units, family and morung community, could arise only if there was too heavy a demand for work for the morung. If tasks such as the building of a new morung were unduly extended and a morung was short of able-bodied men, the work on individual fields might suffer, but community tasks were usually undertaken during the slack periods of the agricultural year.