Dimapur, OCT26 [NPN] : A book, titled "Monsoon Mourning", authored and published by Monalisa Changkija
, was released here on Thursday.This was the second book authored and published by Mrs. Changkija
Bhattacharjee observed that Changkija
inherited the thoughts from her father, late I.K. Changkija who was a fearless person and dared to venture anywhere in the state.
Recalling an incident, Bhattacharjee said late Changkija
was a person who could visit anywhere without any fear and being unhurt.
...In her speech, Mrs. Changkija, who is also the Editor & Publisher of Nagaland Page, and member of Northeast Writers' Forum, said "It is a pity that we ignore the wealth that lie in our oral traditions and now in the power of words and language, as platforms and vehicles of culture, and the primary means of recoding our history, as also all other human activities."
"We have failed to appreciate our greatest assets, words and language; instead we tend to misuse and abuse them, thereby restricting the realization of the full potentials of our culture."She
urged the State government to initiate licensing laws and authorities and to do the needful for the other requirements of the publishing industry for it to thrive in the State.