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Mizoram - Past and Present

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Mizoram, the land of hills, a state in North-East India occupies important position due to its strategic location. The Mizos are believed to be a part of the great wave of the Mongolian race spilling over into the eastern and southern India centuries ago. Their sojourn in Western Myanmar, around seventh century, is estimated to last about two centuries. They came under the influence of the British Missionaries in the 19th century, and now most of the Mizos are Christians. One of the beneficial result of Missionary activities was the spread of education. This book presents a vivid account of the chequered history of Mizoram and Mizo society. Based on secondary sources viz., Government Documents, notifications, journals, books, memoirs of British officials, Reports of various Committees and Commissions, research findings of various scholars and Mizo academics, this compilation provides authoritative kaleiodoscopic narration, encompassing past history, social mores, ethnicity, culture, economic developments, polity, administration, etc., of Mizoram. Major topics given elaborate treatment are: Mizoram: A Current Overview; Historical Review; Social Life in Family and Village; Religion and Trans-formation; Art, Crafts and Cultural Forms; Towards Economic Growth and Development; Development Strategy; and Phase of Insurgency in Mizoram. This will prove useful and informative to one and all concerned.


H.G. Joshi (b. 1970) holds a Master’s degree in Political Science besides a Law degree from the Kumaon University. A journalist by inclination, he worked on a brief stint with a delhi-based weekly. Propagating socio-political awareness among masses in the Central Himalayan region, he has been actively engaged in grass-roots level politics in Uttarancha. Having great interest in the fascinating study of North-Eastern states, he has three books to his credit besides many articles on contemporary social issues in different newspapers. His latest books entitked Sikkim: Past and Present, Meghalaya Past and Present published by Mittal Publications has been widely acclaimed throughout the world and in the North-Eastern region of India in Particular.

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