32nd Annual Conference cum Seminar

Mizo History Association organized its 32nd Annual Conference cum Seminar on the theme of ‘History and Culture of the Mizo’ during November 24-25,32seminar 2011 at I&PR Conference Hall, Aizawl. The first day of the Seminar was chaired by Dr JV Hluna, Vice President and Prof Darchhawna, President delivered his ‘Presidential Address’.

In the second day, Shri R. Romawia, Hon’ble Speaker,Mizoram Legislative Assembly graced the function as Chief Guest and released the annual Journal of the association ‘Historical Journal of Mizoram’ Vol- XII, 2011 (ISSN : 0976-0202).Mr R. Romawia, Speaker said that 'Historians can play an important in integrating or disintegrating the nation. Depending upon how we write our history the people of Mizoram can unite or disunite. It is very important for historians to write our history in such a way to bring stronger unity among the different tribes in Mizoram.Only through Unity, we can make Mizoram survives socially and economically." The Conference was funded by Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi. The following papers are read in the seminar:

1. ‘The Colonial changes on Water’- Ms C. Remruatkimi, Research Scholar, Department of History & Ethnography, Mizoram University

2. Music in Pre-Christian Mizo Society- T. Vanlalremruata Tonson, Research Scholar, Department of History & Ethnography, Mizoram University

3. ‘A Typological Classification of Megaliths in Mizoram’-    Dr Malsawmliana, Department of History, Govt. T. Romana College

4. ‘Dispersal of Kuki in Tripura’-  Dr Lalrinnunga Hmar, Tripura

5. ‘Sahria-Ku : Death of Mara Traditional Culture’- Dr K. Robin, Department of History & Ethnography, Mizoram University

6. ‘Mizo Culture as conceived by Colonial Ethnographers’- Dr O.Rosanga, Department of History & Ethnography, Mizoram University

7. ‘Zawlbuk : Retentionist versus Abolitionist’- Dr Samuel VL Thlanga, Department of History, Govt. Aizawl West College

8. ‘On the Trail of History : The Endangered Archives Programme in Mizoram’- Dr H. Vanlalhruaia & Dr Kyle Jackson

9. ‘Role of John Shakespeare in the Consolidation of British Rule in Mizoram’- Mr K. Lalzuimawia, Research Scholar, Department of History & Ethnography, Mizoram University

10. ‘Periodizing of Mizo History : A challenges of Mizo Historiography’- Mr Malsawmdawngliana & Mrs Esther Laltlankimi, Pachhunga University College

11. ‘Can the Women’s Agency be retrieved from Mizo History?’-    Dr C. Hmingthanzuali

12. ‘Role of the Baptist Missionaries in Women Education during the colonial period in South Lushai Hills ‘- Dr J.Zorema, Govt, J.Buana College, Lunglei

13. ‘Convergence to Christianity in Mizoram’- Ms Rohmingmawii , Department of History, Pachhunga University College

14. ‘Quarter Guard Cannon : The Heritage of Aizawl’ - Dr JV Hluna, Department of History, Pachhunga University College

15. ‘Tukluh Bawi : A Critique to the Hualngo experience’-     Ms Laithangpuii, Department of History, NEHU, Shillong

16. ‘Raja Bahadur Dokhuma Sailo’- Dr Benjamin Ralte, Department of History, Govt. T. Romana College

17. ‘Thingtua Hlawncheu : The First permanent Hlawncheu chief of Lushai Hills’-     Dr Jangkhogam Doungel, Govt. Lawngtlai College

18. ‘Chengaia Chawngthu : Chief of Champhai’- Dr Sangkima, Govt. Aizawl College

19. ‘Gender Studies in Mizoram’ - Mr Vanengmawia, Research Scholar, Department of History & Ethnography, Mizoram University.

Besides, the following two papers are also read in the seminar :

1. ‘Chakma Traditional Marriage System and its regulation’-    Mr Jyoti Moy Chakma, Kamalanagar College, Chawngte

2. ‘ Mizoram chhunga Bru leh Chakma lalte’- Dr F. Lianchhinga, Lunglei