Monalisa Changkija

Monalisa Changkija

Editor at Northeast Writers

General Information

Education

BA  - Political Science , Delhi University

MA  - Political Science , Delhi University

Affiliations

Member  - Indian Planning Commission's National Steering

Recent News  

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.

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The Hindu published ten items including four front page news items, opinion pieces by Dimapur-based Nagaland Page's editor Monalisa Changkija (Pride as well as prejudice, Feb 8) and Shillong Times' editor Patricia Mukhim (Tradition, democracy and gender, Feb 10), and two editorials (Bowing down to patriarchy, Feb 10 and A battle lost?Feb 23).
Opinion pieces published in The Hindu were authored by the North East's best known women editors, Monalisa Changkija and Patricia Mukhim. It reproduced about eight opinion pieces from the "national" media, including three written by Nagaland Page's editor Monalisa Changkija for The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, and The Indian Express. (One of Morung's editorials (Jan 19) also praised Monalisa Changkija's editorials: "If one wants to make sense of the current imbroglio unfolding before the slated elections to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Nagaland State, the best place to go would be the editorials of the Nagaland Page.") One of the pieces Morung borrowed from Hindustan Times criticised the indifference of the rest of the country toward the problem of women of Nagaland: "nearly a million women are being forcibly shut out of the political sphere in Nagaland, but strangely the rest of India has largely remained nonchalant.

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