Mary Kom releases ‘The Village Empire’

KOHIMA | Publish Date: 1/11/2020 10:32:37 AM IST

Indian Olympic boxer and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Mary Kom formally released the book on “The Village Empire” written by Mmhonlümo Kikon at her residence in New Delhi on Saturday.

Releasing the book, she stated her pleasure to launch the second book of poems by Mmhonlümo Kikon. His first book titled, “The Penmi Poems” was published in the year 2018.

Talking about the book, Mmhonlümo Kikon said, “The Village Empire is a deep conversation with the inner conscience- it can be mine or the readers- about the vicissitudes of time and space, of experience as political and personal, of legends and emotions as spiritual.” “It is the angst of hope and the despair of love combined in verses of the present”, he added. Mmhonlümo Kikon is a father of two daughters and is also a second term legislator in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly representing the Bhandari constituency of Wokha district. He studied literature at the University of Delhi and is an Aspen Fellow.

“The Village Empire” is the 27th publication of PenThrill Publication House, with a collection of 18 poems and priced at Rs. 110 and available online at and It will also be available at Crossword, Bible House, Chapru, Gutouch, and Made in Nagaland Centre, Kohima and OM Books and Fusion Store in Dimapur.

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