The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: a particular marriage
caption: Chapter Three. Phases of Life
caption: adultery
medium: books
person: Meniu/ of WakchingShuidzing/ of WakchingWeiku/ of Wakching
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
person: Furer-Haimendorf/ C.
date: 1969
refnum: with permission from Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York78:8
text: While Metlou was living with Shuidzing in their newly built marital home, he had a love affair with Meniu of Khoknok clan and Thepong morung, the wife of Weiku of Dzonok clan and Bala morung. From an earlier lover she had a daughter, after whose birth she had moved into Weiku's house, but she had had no sexual relations with her husband, who was little more than a boy. When Meniu's daughter died, she returned to her parents' house, and it was at that time that Metlou became her lover.