Book review: Korinth Laihah Khatna Hilchetna by Rev. V. Hangminthang
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Book review: Korinth Laihah Khatna Hilchetna by Rev. V. Hangminthang


Korinth Laihah Khatna Hilchetna merited its exposition with the lesson-wise distributions of the chapters of the epistle. Though this blurred outline studying: Opening Salutation, topics discussed and closing remarks it is a good Sunday school text book because the lesson’ topics act as Sundays’ sermon. Paul’s exhortation to the church in Corinth in the letter presenting solutions to their problems allows sharp analysis and exposition remarks in the commentary. Rev. Hangminthang, notably, uses it to greater detail. Continue reading

Book Review: Nambar Hrilfiena by Dr. Lalhmuoklien
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Book Review: Nambar Hrilfiena by Dr. Lalhmuoklien


The author divides the commentary into five main units: The Israel at Mount Sinai (1:1 – 10:10); The jouney from Mount Sinai to Kadesh-Barnea (10:11 – 12:16); The Israelites at Kadesh-Barnea (13:1 – 19:22); The journey from Kadesh-Barnea to Moab (20:1 – 21:35); The Isrealites at Moab (22:1 – 36:13). The book of Numbers recorded ‘the Lord spoke to Moses’ about 150 times, in about 20 different ways. God ordered the census of Israelites, recorded in Chapters 1:1 – 4:49, to number all the men above 20 years, ‘able to serve in the army’. A man ‘choosen’ from each tribes helped the process and the tribes of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, gad, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, the sons of Joseph – Ephriam and Manasse, Benzamin, Dan, Asher and Naphtali were found to be 6,03,550. The choosen men from each tribes were later designated as leaders during the arrangement of the Tribal camps (2:1-34), the offerings made in ‘the name of heads of each families’ (7:1-78) and when the Israel advanced from Mount Sinai (10:11 – 36). The Levi tribe was not counted in the census. They were given “wholly” to Aron for performing duties at the Tent of Meeting and the Tabernacle. Levi and its clans – Gerson, Kohath and Merari – were numbered, every male amonth old or more, totaling 22, 000 in Chapter 3. Continue reading

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Book: Listen Girl! by Krishna Sobti


Said to be written just after the death of her mother, Krishna Sobti’s Ai Ladki attracted much attractions and was hailed as a masterpiece by Hindi literary Dom when it was first published in 1991. Awarded the Sahitya Akademi in 1980, Sobti was known for innovative use of language, technique and refreshing delineation of strong women characters which opened new vistas in Hindi literature. This ably translated Listen Girl! by a Dogri scholar Shivanath came in 2003. The novella, Hindi or English, was a classics. Continue reading