Longrangty Longchar’s ‘The Whirlwind’ launched at MTLT office conference hall


BY | Monday, 8 July, 2024

The book release of ‘The Whirlwind’ authored by Longrangty Longchar was held at the conference hall, MTLT Office, Arkong Ward on July 8.

Longrangty Longchar has previously authored three books: “Timeless Whispers,” followed by “The Storm in a Bottle,” and then “Seven Stones.” Today marks the release of his fourth book, titled “The Whirlwind.”

In his note,  Longrangty Longchar expressed that the book “The Whirlwind,” stemmed from his friends’ encouragement to write another fictional story about our society. “The Whirlwind is my third book published by Heritage Publishing House, following “Timeless Whispers” and “Seven Stones.” As a writer, I find great satisfaction in knowing that my books are being read, whether appreciated or critiqued,” stated Longchar.

A product of his Imagination, the Writer stated that while it may resemble common life in our society, it remains a work of fiction. “I encourage readers to approach it with an open mind and hope they find joy in its pages. Finally, I thank God for His blessings and hope that “The Whirlwind” will be as much a blessing to others as it has been for me,” said Longchar.

The author also stressed on the gradual progress of the book coming to fruition with the immense support received throughout the drafting process.

Longchar emphasized that “The Whirlwind” is a work of imagination and fiction, noting the prayers offered from its inception until its printing. He reflected, “Man proposes, but God disposes,” expressing hope that the book will reach and touch the hearts of its readers.

Special Guest Imnaonen Pongen, President of Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT), presided over the book release event and expressed his delight and pride in celebrating the launch of the latest book by Longrangty Longchar, a highly talented author known for his boundless creativity. Lemtur described the occasion as a significant milestone in Longchar’s writing journey and expressed his honor at being part of such a special event.

“From the moment Longrangty shared the idea for this book with me, I knew it was something extraordinary in the making,” Lemtur remarked. “This book is a testament to his dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to the craft of writing. It reflects countless hours of hard work, late nights, and moments of inspiration that have culminated in this beautiful piece of literature before us.”

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Lemtur emphasized that beyond the words on the pages, Longchar’s book embodied his unique voice, creativity, and perspective on the world. He praised the power of storytelling to touch hearts, inspire minds, and ignite imaginations.

“As we gather here today to celebrate the release of this book, let us not only applaud Longchar’s achievement but also recognize the importance of supporting and celebrating creativity in all its forms,” Lemtur urged. “Let us be inspired by his dedication and determination in bringing this book to life and carry forward its message in our own journeys.”

Congratulating Longchar on the remarkable accomplishment, Lemtur concluded. “May your talent and hard work continue to inspire, uplift, and enchant all who have the pleasure of reading your book. Congratulations once again.”

Dr. Asangla Tzudir of Heritage Publishing House, Dimapur, who was unable to attend conveyed a message celebrating the launch of the book “The Whirlwind” and honoring its author, Longrangty Longchar, for his exceptional storytelling ability that reflects Naga existential realities.

“As a publisher, I truly appreciate the way Longrangty engages readers in his stories,” Dr. Tzudir’s message conveyed. “He began with short story collections and has invested considerable time into ‘The Whirlwind,’ which he considers very special.”

“The Whirlwind,” a fictional narrative, offers insight into overlooked aspects of Naga society, addressing themes such as conversations at funerals, perceived hypocrisy in Naga churches, state corruption, alcohol addiction, and reflections on death and religion.

“The author skillfully captures diverse ideologies about death and religion. In reading the book, readers are reminded that life seldom follows a plan, instead unfolding as a whirlwind of incidents and emotions we must navigate,” expressed the publisher.

Molungnenla Pongen, Assistant Professor at Jubilee Memorial College, chaired the event while Toshimenla Walling, Headmistress of Children School Mokokchung, pronounced the dedicatory prayer.

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