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: pressure on lovers to marry a girl made pregnant
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Konyak
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York75:3
text: If a girl wearing leaden earrings had a secret love affair and was unlucky enough to become pregnant, her parents would give her earrings of brass, and public opinion would exert pressure on her lover to marry her.