The Mizos, who are of Mongoloid origin had very little
written document on their culture and folklore. It was penned mostly by British
officers who were stationed at Mizoram in the last part of the nineteenth century
and the early twentieth century. The old records, though very valuable for
reference do not cover all the aspects of Mizo culture and folklore.
Mizos are Progressing in all spheres of life including Science and Technology. In
this fast paced modern way life, it seems that the present-day Mizo youths have
some what forgotten their culture, tradition and the folktales of yore. Even
otherwise Mizo culture and tradition some how does not seen to get properly
highlighted as he Mizos in general have adopted Christianity as their
Keeping these view points in mind a systematic and thorough study
of Mizo Culture based on authentic facts is required in order to educate the
youths of today about the ancient Mizo culture and tradition.
The author of this
book attempts at highlighting the social and cultural aspects of Mizo life not only in
North East India but also in the adjoining areas like Myanmar and
This book which is based on well-researched facts is seemingly
different from all such similar writing elsewhere. The approach to the book is
appropriate and highly commendable.
I am confident that this book will prove
an invaluable source of knowledge for those who are interested in Mizo culture,
history and folklore. I also hope that this book will go a long way in integrating the
Mizo state with the rest of India.
LalthanglianaMinister,School Education Environmentand Forest,
MizoramChairmanNorth EastSchool Education Minister's
From the Back of the Book
The book has been written with a
purpose to integrate the Mizos life and culture in such a way that it would invite
new interest in Mizoram. The rich visual and verbal content of the Mizos in all their
settings, their historical evolution, customs, beliefs, occupation, crafts and their
The author of this book, Shri B. Lalthangliana, a well known
historian and Lecturer has described the facts of Mizo life and culture in a simple,
lucid and racy style. Through this book the world will definitely know more about
the Mizos and Mizoram.
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