Autobiography and dictionary released in Dimapur, Kohima

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/28/2020 10:59:11 AM IST

A book “Undying Spirit of Freedom” of late Rtd. Gen Mowu was released by his wife Tiala Momu at her residence in Dimapur on June 27. 

A press release from Heritage Publishing House (HPH) administrator, Petekhrienuo Keditsu stated that, Dr. Walunir who had reviewed the book said that, the book narrates the story of a selfless national fighter, who, with his comrades, with steadfast moral integrity and unwavering conviction to the cause of Naga nationalism, gave all he had and could for all those who believe in freedom. 
Dr. Walunir also added that the book recounts the joy and satisfaction emanating from horror and pain of serving the people in dire circumstances amidst friends and foes, pain and persistence, torture and tolerance, despair and providence in the face of powerful forces-wilderness and enemy.” In Gen. Mowu’s words, “only peace loving people struggle for freedom and liberation... because peace does not mean living under one foreign government and tyrannical authority. Peace does not mean to surrender our rights of self-determination and freedom to surrender our country to outsider.” The book was published by Heritage Publishing House, Dimapur.
Kohima: A dictionary of Ao idioms titled “1001 Olong Ratet” written by S. Wati Ozüküm was formally released at Kohima by Sentisashi Aier, pastor, Kohima Ao Baptist Church in the presence of the proprietor of Woods Publishers, Repalemzüng Longkumer on June 27. 
A press release from the organisers stated that, the book contains 1001 idioms in Ao Naga dialect in alphabetical order. The meaning and interpretation of each idiom is provided for the reader to understand its contextual usage. The book is believed to be the most comprehensive dictionary of Ao idioms ever published till date and writer S. Wati Ozüküm believes that the book would be a “treasure trove” for readers as well as all those who are interested in studying the Ao dialect. The 270 pages book will be available at all leading book stores in Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchug and Changtongya as well as online at

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