The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter One. The Naga Hills
caption: tevo does not have to pay house tax
medium: books
ethnicgroup: Angami
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 6.1936-6.1937
text: With such beliefs it is not easy to hold the office of Tevo. Yet it had one material advantage: an understanding administration, recognizing the value of the traditions of Naga culture, exempted the Tevo from paying a house-tax. For would not the realization of a tax decrease the wealth of the Tevo, and thus lessen the "virtue" of the whole community?