Dimapur, June 17: Adding a feather to the cap of Assam’s evolutionary history, a book titled “Economic History of the Miris” (Mishings) was released on Sunday by Governor of Nagaland P.B. Acharya in the GU-IST Hall of Gauhati University. Authored by Peter Pegu, the book is the result of an in-depth study of the various stages of economic life of the Mishing tribe over the last 3000 years.
Addressing the gathering during the release, Governor Acharya stressed on the need of social connectivity in any intellectual work. He appealed to the authors and researchers to make meaningful contributions to the national character building through their intellectual works.
As books are strong forces that can impact the minds of the people, they should have in between the lines the molecules for solidifying the oneness in a diverse country like India, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University, expressed satisfaction on the book being released at Gauhati University that conducts a number of academic activities on the language and culture of various ethnics groups of North-Eastern region including the Mishings. He hoped that “Economic History of the Miris” would be immensely beneficial for the researchers working in relevant topics.
S.S. Pegu, Chairman of Ruwad Educational Trust, enumerated the contents of the book and lauded the efforts of the author in collecting and compiling the rare data used in the book.
Earlier, the author of the book Peter Pegu gave an overview of the book. (Page News Service)