AIZAWL, March 8 - Mizo National Front (MNF) leader Zoramthanga said the history of insurgency movement in Mizoram should be rewritten as the history of ‘Mizo nationalism movement’.
“Initially, the Revolt of 1857 was called Sepoy Mutiny by Colonial writers and some Indian writers. But considering its importance and the involvement of people moved by a nationalist feeling, modern writers prefer to call and rename it as ‘The first war of Indian Independence’. Likewise, the term Mizo insurgency movement should be renamed and should be written as Mizo Nationalism movement,” Zoramthanga said during release of a book authored by him. The book is called ‘Mizo Hnam Movement History – A History of Mizo Nationalism Movement.’
There was a strong demand from the students and people who pay interest to the history of Mizo independence movement, and that finally brought the book to see a light,” Zoramthanga said in his speech here yesterday.