Prof. V. Rengsi

History Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

Sl. No. Examinations Passed Division/ Class Institution/ Board/University Place &year
1 Matriculation 2nd Class, St. Anthony's School, MBSE Shillong, 1975.
2 Pre-University 2nd Class St. Edmund's College, NEHU Shillong, 1977
3 B.A.(History Honors) 2nd Class St. Edmund's College, NEHU Shillong, 1979
4 M.A. (History) 1st Class North Eastern Hill University Shillong, 1981.
5 M. Phil. (History) A North Eastern Hill University Shillong, 1987
6 Ph. D. (History)   North Eastern Hill University Shillong, 2001

Awards and Foreign Visits:

  1. Fulbright Scholar, New York University, USA, 2001.
  2. Social Science Research Council Fellowship, Ford Foundation, New York, USA, 2003.
  3. Attended - SSRC Workshop, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 2004.

Research Supervision:

4 PhDs and 1 M.Phil awarded

Publications

Papers Published:

  1. “Pre-Colonial Technology of the Mizo” in Archeology of North-Eastern India, (Edited by J.P. Singh and G. Sengupta, Delhi, 1991).  
  2. “Thlen in Khasi Society” in Proceedings North East India History Association, Fifteenth Session, Doimukh, 1994. pp. 92-97.
  3. “Tribes in Transitio”, Society and Economy in North-East India, Vol.I. 
  4. (Edited by M. Momin and C. Mawlong), New Delhi, 2004.
  5.  “Surplus Appropriation and Power Structur in MizoTraditional Society” in Society and Economy in North-East India, Vol.II. (Edited by F.A Qadri), New Delhi, 2006. pp. 213-268.
  6.  “Pre-Colonial Mizo Society - A Transit Between Tribes and State?” in State Formation in Northeast India, Department of History, NEHU, Shillong, November 2005.
  7. “Chin – the Mother Lode of all Zo Societies” in Chin Society, Ed. K Robin, 2009
  8. “Liandova te Unau: A Historical Study and Analysis” co-authored with Lallianzuali Chhangte in Proceedings of NEIHA, Thirtienth Session, Nagaon Assam, 2009.
  9. “Pialral in Traditional Mizo Society” co-authored with Lalrinnunga  Hmar in Proceedings of NEIHA, Thirtienth Session, Nagaon Assam,2009.
  10. "An Attempt to Reconstruct the Background of Lal Sawi in Mizo History” a chapter co-authored with Lalrinnunga Hmar in Social, Economic and Political History of the Mizo eds. Malsawmliana and Benjamin Ralte, Guwahati, 2011

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops attended - 2006 to present:

  1. Presented a paper titled “Circumstances Leading to Mizo Uprising-A Review” in workshop titled Nation Building & Armed Conflict: the North East Experience organised by Delhi Policy Group (DPG), New Delhi, 13-14 March, 2006.
  2. Presented a paper titled “Mizo Migration to Israel” in National Seminar on Cultural Pluralism & Identities: Rethinking Culture & Politics in Northeast India, organised by Indian Institute of advanced Study, Shimla, at Shillong, March 18-19, 2006.
  3. Presented a paper titled “Agriculture and Traditional Mizo Society”, in Seminar on Science and Technology - An Indigenous Perspective held at Asiatic Society, Kolkata, March 29-30, 2006.
  4. Presented a paper titled “The Process of Mizo Social Transformation under Colonial Rule”, in an ICHR International Seminar on From Orality to Writing: Understanding a Hundred Years of Change in Mizoram, hosted by Mizoram University, Mizoram, May 2006.
  5. Presented a paper “The Conception of Mizo Identity” in the International Seminar on “Identity, Emotion and Culture: The Languages and Literature of South Asia, 900 – 200 C.E” organised by the ICHR at NEHU, Shillong, 15-18 May, 2007.
  6. Presented a paper “Myth, Sorcery and Social Formation of the Zo Tribes” in the National Seminar on Myth, Ritual and Belief System in pre-Colonial societies of Northeast India organised by the Department of History, NEHU, Shillong, 19-21 March, 2008.
  7. Presented a paper “The Profiling Zo Tribes in the 18th Century” in the National Seminar on Eighteenth Century Northeast India: Crisis, Sustenance, Transition organised by the Department of History, NEHU, Shillong, 26-27 March, 2008.
  8. Presented a paper “Gender and Technology with reference to Mizo Traditional Society” in the National Seminar on Interpreting Historical Development in Northeast India- A Gender Perspective , organised by the Department of History, NEHU, Shillong, 26-27 Feb. 2009.
  9. Presented a paper “Technological Perspective on the Making of the Chin and Mizo from Pre-Colonial to Contemporary Times” in the International Seminar organised by the Department of Political Science, NEHU, Shillong, 26-27 March, 2017.
  10. Presented a paper “Technology and Religion In Mizo Society” ” in the UGC-SAP  National Seminar on Religious Beliefs and Practices  - A Cross-Cultural Study of Societies in Northeast India, organised by the Department of History, NEHU, Shillong, 8-9 March. 2018.
  11. Presented a paper “Technology and the Making of Hill Tribes of Northeast India” in the NEC sponsored International Seminar on Highland Societies of Northeast india, organised by the Department of History, MZU, Aizawl, 8-9 May, 2018.
  12. Presented a paper “The Evolution of Law in the Process of the Institutionalisation of Social Customs and Polity in pre-Colonial Mizo Society” ” in the International Seminar on Custom, Law and the Colonial State in Northeast india: Dynamics and Challenges for the Post – Colonial State organised by the Department of History, NEHU, in collaboration with The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library held in NEHU, Shillong, 13-14 June, 2018.