~ Ramthienghlim Varte, VIRTHLI Columnist

 Palien nilo, hangnobei, sam dum sei tha hmek hmawk, bahrithin a inbuk deu hlek a khui hlak, inkhaithli hun tawk; mi an biekpuihai chieng deuva en veng veng hlak, tawng tam bek beklo, thu khel le bielchiengnaw thu mei mei hril ngailo, pa inngaitlawm le mi chaldel zawng a chang mawinaw ngailo i hmupha ama ngei chuh a nih Prof Lal Dena.

Pu R.Th Varte & Prof. Dena
A PIENG LE MURNA
Lal Dena hih thafel le Fimchawikim nau upatak, kum 1939, January 11, khan Pherzawl, Churachandpur, Manipur-ah a pieng a, Independent kohran vungthat lai ani bawk leiin a hming hih Independent Laldenlien tiin a pu Fimthlovung Keivom-in a phuok a, a tawi zawngin Lal Dena tia hriet a nih. NEIG Mission School a Thanmawipa kebula zirtirbu a suo hnungin  Independent School-ah an chuk zawm a. Pherzawl a H/S ala umnaw leiin an chuk zawm theinaw dinga an ngailai Pu Thanglawr-in Pherzawl High School a hung indin hlauh a, kum 1959-in pawlsawm a zo pha tah a nih. Hi kum vek hin D.M.College, Imphal-ah I.A ( Intermediate of Arts) a kai a, sum le insung harsatna leiin a sunzawm thei nawk tah naw a. Kum 1960-63 sunghin Pherzawl H/S, Sielmat IBPM School, Lamdangmei ME School, Tamenglong Distrcit le Saidan Independent ME School, Manipur-a hai inhlaw’n kum 1963 hin D.M.College, Imphal, Manipur-ah PUC ( Pre-University Course)-private a exam-in a pasi a nih.

PU THANGLAWR LEH BAWK AN INHMU :

            Kum 1963 khan B.A. D.M.College-a sunzawma chu, sum tiengpanga harsatna leiin  bawkin inchuk zawm theilo dinga an ngailai Pu Thanglawr le a ruolhai  A.Daiho le T.Kipgen  haiiin kum 1964 khan Chingmeirawng Adimjati Siksha Ashramah hmunah Adimjati H/S an hawng a, Makedoni a kona rawl ang el khan Pu Thanglawr-in  “Dena, Adimjati H/S-a hin thawk ve la, zingkar Class nei hlak i ta, sunah College kai i ta, i nuom phawt leh van tawng rak khawmin lekha inchuk pei thei i tih” ti’n a fiel a (cf. Dr Thanglawr Salam Bukna ). A ti ang ngei chun  Adimjati H/S-ah a thawk sungin Gauhati University hnuoiah B.A. Distinction-ah pawsisawn sawmna niin a pasi a, chun M.A. history khawm private bawkin G.U. hnuoiah pawsisawn pahnina hiel ni phakin a zo tah a nih. Chuleiin, Pu Dena an zinna khawvela harsatna tawpkhawk a tuok chang kalbi rempektu laia mi pawimaw tak Pu Thanglawr hi a ni rawp hlak leiin  Pathien remruot annawleh Pathien I ruot ti naw ruol an nawh.


THIEMBUK INSANG KHAWVEL : 
Kum 1972 khan Jawaharlal Nehru University-ah Fellowship hmuin a sinthawna Adimjati H/S, Imphal suoksanin J.N.University, New Delhi-ah M.Phil  thawin a hung zo nawk tah pei a. Kum 1973 November 26 khan Department of History, Centre for Post-Graduate Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University ( Canchipur ), Imphal-ah Asst. Professor sin a zawm tah a nih. Kum 1982 khan Centre for Post-Graduate Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University ti hlak khah Manipur University-a hlangkai a hung ni tah pei a, ama Pu Dena khawm Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-ah Doctor of Philosophy thawin nuhmei le naupanghai zamsanin kum iemani zat zet a rawl hmang veng veng nawk hnungin kum 1984-in Ph.D degree vawrthluin hnena hlado an sam thei tah a nih.

Pu Lawr-in a ti angin inchukna tienga an sangtak a zo chau nilovin thiembuk insang MU-ah sin  insangtak professor chelin kum 2003, December khan a pensawn tah a. A pensawn hnung khawmin Manipur University‘n re-employment thaw peiin, a thiemna, a ringumna, a  taimakna le a nunphung-zierangin thiembuk insang thuneituhai lung a buo leiin tuchen hin Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal suoksan lovin a um zing a. Chuleiin, Pu Dena hih phuokchawp mei mei annawleh inditsakna le inzaderna (courtesy) leia hieng degree-hai hih a fawmkhawm ani ve naw a. Thlantui far zawi zawiin an chuk a, nuhmei-naupang hmu phak lona ramah a fienriel a, pindan sungril hmunrena ah mise-hazang tuor a kampetin harsatna tiem seng lo ner thlenga a suol dawk lieu lieu le B.A. (Distinction), M.A.,M.Phil.( JNU, Delhi),Ph.D (JNU, Delhi) degree intlar khup hih University’n a pek a nih. Hmar hawrawp A AW B Ch a bul ṭanin  Prof. Lal Dena hih  mithiem filawr, hnam pasalṭha a tling a, a ropuiin inza a um khawpel.

THIEM INZIRNA KUNGPUI
            Thiembuk insang a degree a neihai hi a thluok varna hmang tangkaina dinga University’n license a pekna ang chau lema a ngai a. A hun hlu neihai hih lekha tiemna le ziekna’n a hmang hlak leiin a ziekfung hmawr hi a ngeiin a hriem tha hle a. A awmhnawk irsuok thu le hla hi thiemna tienga phingtam-dangchar hmun hrang hrang inthawka inchuklai Thiembuk insanga fuonkhawmhai hnemtu a ni a; ama zarzo le a thiemna par tlantu an tam tah em em. A zar hnuoi M.A. degree tiem lovin M.Phil degree pek a um tah po khawm mi 7 an ni a, Ph.D degree hmu mi 15 zet an tlingphak bawk a nih.

            Kum 1982 khan a doctoral thesis le inzawmin Aberystwyth, Wales le London, U.K.-ah a fe a, kum 1997 khan Korea Foundation hmuin Visiting Fellowship-in Seoul, South Korea-ah a fe bawk a. Chun, 2001-in Indigenous people-hai harsatna (problem) le inzawmin International Workshop, Saba, Malaysia a fe ta bawk. Chuleiin, inchuklaihai Hmar arsi, thiemna a hrivawisiehai damna lampui siel pek hlaktu, thiembuk insang sukmawitu le run lumtu ani leiin thiem inzirna kungpui  ti naw ruol an nawh.

 Lekhabu English le Hmar ṭawnga a ziek tahai :
1. Christian Missions and Colonialism: A Study of Missionary movements in Manipur and Lushai 
2. Hills,1891–1947,Vendrame Institute, Shillong, 1988;
3. History of Modern Manipur,1826-1949.(edited): Orbit Publishers, Delhi, 1991; 
4.  Hmar Folk Tales.: Scholar Publishing House, New Delhi,  1995;
5. In Search of Identity: Hmars of the North East India: Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2008.
6. British Policy towards Manipur,1762 – 1947: Nongeen Publication, Imphal, 2008;
7. Dialogue on Tipaimukh Dam (edited) : Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2011.         8. Bawmzo: A Study of the Kuki Tribe of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh (edited): Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2012;
9. Selected Mizo Folktales; Re-reading in the Context of Modernisation and Globalization: Lengchhawn Press, Khatla, Aizawl. 2013.
10.  Zawlkhawpui Chanchin (History of Zawlkhawpui in Hmar): Churachandpur, Manipur, 2004; 
Research paper tam tak a ziek International le national magazine/journal a insuo tah (saptawng le Hmar tawnga nitin chnchinbua insuohai ṭhanglo khawmin) ka hei hlulut vawng chuh inphalam um khawp hielin phek tamtak a hluobit leiin a hre nuom le dit ei um chun kimchanga inthawn tuo el ṭhalem a tih.   

Thil dang dang le a sinchelhai :
 Co-ordinator, Centre for ST/SC and Minority Coaching Class, UGC NET/JRF  Examinations, Manipur University, Imphal, 1990-2006; Co-ordinator, Centre of Manipur Studies (Tribal section), Manipur University, Imphal, 2001-2003; President, North east India History Association, Shillong, 2002-2003; Foreign Visits: U.K.(1982 & 1998); Seoul, South Korea (1997); France (1998); & Malaysia  (2001); Visiting Fellowship/Professor: Visiting Fellow, Korea Foundation, Seoul, South Korea, 1997; Visiting Professor, Department of History, Dibrugarh University, Assam,2002; Member of Peer Team, National Accreditation & Assessment Council(UGC), Bangalore, 2001; Co-ordinator: Centre of Coaching for ST/SC and Minority Classes, UGC NET/JRF Examination, Manipur University, Imphal, 1999-2006.
  
Research Projects a zo ta hai:
Mizo national movement, sponsored by the Theological Research and Communication  Institute, New Delhi, 1993; Evaluation of the sectors of development under the special central assistance, Tribal Sub-Plan with special reference to Tipaimukh Sub-division – sponsored by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, 2002-2003; Selected Mizo Folk Tales : Re-reading in the Context of Modernization and Globalization sponsored by Indian Council of Social Sciences Research, New Delhi, 2011-2013.

Manipur sung le puotieng academic body hran hran 20-ah member a nih bawk. Tuhin Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) hnuoiah Senior Felow peka umin Department of History, Manipur University, Imphal-ah a um.

SUNGKUO CHANCHIN :
February 14,1964 Valentine day khan  Lungthulien khawsuok, Saidan a hungum nunghak hmeltha Pi Vanlalhlu  leh kumtluonga a thlum a hang, an hawi le rinum tuor tlang dingin Saidan ICI Biekin-ah Pastor H.Daia kut hmangin Pathien le mihriem hmaah nupa ditum tak ni dingin kut insuina  an nei tah a nih.   
Pathien thuoina zarin nupa ditum tak niin nau pasal pathum le nuhmei pakhat malsawmna an dawng a. An upat dan indawtin 1) Roland, 2) Linda Mawii, 3) Isaac Lalmalsawm le 4) Oliver Lalthansang an nih. A nau pasal pahni Roland le Isaac Lalmalsawm ruok chun khawvel rinum suoksanin Pathien angsungah an lo chawl hadam tah.

LUNGDIT INṬHENA :
Chun, kum 2014 hi a lungdumtu Pi Vanlalhlu le an innei kum 50-na Golden Jubilee ding a lo ni tah a. Sienkhawm a hun hungtlungding nghakhla taka an lo thlirlai inringlawkna um hman derlovin December 24, 2013 khan Pathien programme siem thina chun Pi Vanlalhlu  chungah tla a hungzar khum tah lem a. A ruong chuh Sielmat, Churachandpur, Manipur-ah Kristmas nipui ni tak khan ropui taka  vuiliem a nih.
Pu Dena hi khawsawt mi tak a ni leiin nauhai pahni le a kawppui lu a hei sun hi tuor thiem intak a ti em em a, a hmela an khawm an hriet. Kum 2012 khan a research project le inzawmin Shillong-ah annu leh an hung inzin a, hlim takin kan inpawl a,  sunghai dam kanin hmun dang dang a hai an leng a. Imphal tieng an kir hnung khawm a Telephone-in Shillong inhawi an ti thu le a an hung inzin nawk ding thu dam hrilin hlim takin kan inbiek hlak khah ana. Tukum 2014 hin a research project le inzawmin Pu Dena chuh a hung nawk ngei a, ka pi le an sulhnung hei fangvel chuh a lung an leng em emin ka hriet a, an pawlpui dan khawm thiem an tak. Ni dang khan chuh kan hlimin hril ding kan hriet rawn thei lawm lawm vei leh awmhnawk inthawl hak chun tu ṭum hin chuh kan innui thei tah nawh. Nupa tangthe natzie hih tuzet hin chuh ka hrietve tah. 
Tuhin a nau laia naupangtak Oliver Lalthansang le a monu Caroline Lallawmzuol-hai leh Manipur University, Imphal-ah an khawsa mek a. Chun, a hun tamlem lusunna’n hmang sienkhawm, tiem le ziek tiengpang thei ang angin a sunzawm pei a, research project khawm iemani zat  a nei zing a, chawl hadam el thei khawm an nawh.
Thiembuk insang run a inchuklaihai hmathuoitu le ei hnam sukmawitu Prof.  Lal Dena,   Mupui anga a hratna siemthara umin a neka tamlem a thiemna le varna hnam ta dinga hmang ṭangkai nawkzuol dingin ditsakna insangtak kan hlan.

               

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