Catalogue 2012

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From Domnic PF Fernandes' Mapusa: Yesterday and Today. A Reminiscent Tour. (2012)

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Written in Stone Jesuit buildings in Goa and their artistic features Cristina Osswald
Pp 420 ISBN 978-93-80739-16-8

The Jesuits arrived in Goa in 1542, and this book looks at the premanent artistic features of their buildings in Goa – their architecture, painting, sculpture and woodcarving. It looks at the buildings they set up, their evolution over time, their benefactors and patrons, artists, materials, models, and artistic and cultural influences that shaped these buildings. The author argues that Jesuit art in Goa took a “very different approach” to the general conceptions of Jesuit art, at times contradicting their artistic practises and theories (Modo Nostro) that were considered as proper to the Society of Jesus. She says the Jesuits were “crucially influential” in determining the local formus assumed by Catholic art and worship. Osswald also assesses the contribution brought about by Modo Goano to the art and devotion of post-Tridentine Catholicism. Profusely illustrated and explained in detail, the work of a scholar relevant to the lay reader. Read this and see Jesuit art in a completely new light.
The Relevance of Modo Goano Skills, travel and adventure Introduction Jesuit buildings in Goa

General aspects of the Jesuit conception of art

Framework of the Jesuit Artistic Activity in Goa

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Puck y los Mil y Un Sueños de un Solstico de Verano
Una Historia Magica de Goa

Ana Machado de Dios
ISBN 978-93-80739-53-3 When the Great Mother Earth suddenly decides that She's had enough of the human being, it is Puck, the pixie, who takes up the role of convincing Her of the value of man. Puck sets out to prove this with the help of thirteen magical pens, travelling through Goa collecting stories during three nights. That's how long Mother Earth gives him before She destroys man forever. Will Puck achieve this task? Discover the roots of ancient civilizations, the footmarks of contemporary cultures and the pockets of time present inone of the most fascinating regions of India. Available in Spanish and English, as an ebook too. This novel finds its way through 21st century coastal Goa, Om beach at Gokarna, Anjuna and the rave party scene. We hear the voices and views of local college students, which together craft an insight of Goa as seen by a writer from another continent, who has more than casual links here.

Puck and the Thousand and One Midsummer Dreams
A Magical History of Goa

Ana Machado de Dios
ISBN 978-93-80739-52-6 Rs 495. Hb. Pp 220.

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Passion in Paradise: Modern Day Catholicism in Goa Christina Fernandes Pp 80. Hb. Colour. Rs 195
Most people, foreign and Indian, think kof Goa as a place of unlimited sun, sea and sand, where beaches and the famous laid-back lifestyle, or sossegado, awaits. But behind this facade lies a different kind of Goa. Most of its people, no matter what their creed, are devoutly religious and have strong ties to their cultural traditions. Faith in its various forms plays a major role in the lives of most Christians and Hindus. This book explores the lives of Catholics in Goa today and aims to describe the way people life their faith. Passion in Paradise depicts the symbolism which plays such an important role in the way the Catholic faith is practiced by Goans today. Its images show the celebration of customs on special days as well as the lived faith in everyday simple rituals. The book also documents various HinduCatholic syncretic practices that Goans engage in and aims to explain how and why these came into existence. Passion in Paradise represents the author's first steps in a journey through the fascinating complexity that is Catholicism in contemporary Goa. Christina is a German journalist and specialised in Photojournalism at the University of Westminister, London. Her book takes us across the centuries and from Old Goa to Bastora, Saligao, Chandor, Chimbel, Nauxim, Carambolim, Batim, Candolim, Nuvem... and elsewhere.

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Espi Mai Is Stuck Again and Other Goan Tales Anita Pinto
Rs. 195 in Goa. Pp 148. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-56-4. Illustrated. Large size. Large print.

Charming short stories, for 5 to 11 year olds, all set in Goa. A leopard comes to dinner in Bicholim. You meet the delightful Devika Duck. Or you hear about the lovable Espi Mai on her return visit from Mumbai. Stories are also set in the norther Mapusa and the calm, sunny southern region of Canacona. Ride with Anita to a magical land -- a land with talking animals, quaint people, sunny beaches and forgotten customs. And don't forget, the land exists. It's a land called Goa. After winning hearts via English, Espi Mai -- the lovable, charming but over-eating expat aunty from Mumbai -- has found her tongue. Now, she's into speaking fluent Konkani, with a new translation of her book into the language. Released with support from the Dalgado Konknni Akademi, which works to promote Konkani in the Roman script in Goa. Translated by Isidore Dantas (stories) and Pandarinath Lotlikar (verse). It is written in a very engaging and inclusive style. Taken both together, this is a great tool to sharpen your Konkani (Roman-script) skills... no matter what your age! When it was first released in 2011, the original English edition of the book did extremely well, selling out nearly 800 copies in under four months. Now in its second English edition. In addition, plans for a Portuguese edition of the same book are at an advanced stage. The stories are aimed at 5-11 year olds, and are set in Mapusa, Palolem, coastal Goa, Raia, Pedem, Fatorda, Panjim, Bicholim, Nuvem, Salvador do Mundo, Ekoshim, and elsewhere in the diverse place that is Goa. Young readers no longer need to believe that the centre of the world is somewhere in Europe or the US! Espi May Porot Xirkoli ani Goycheo her kannio
Rs. 195 in Goa. Pp 144. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-55-7

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Mapusa: Yesterday and Today – A Reminiscent Tour Domnic P.F. Fernandes
ISBN 978-93-80739-43-4 Rs 350. 2012.

Mapusa was once a sleepy small town in Bardez and grew out of the settlement known as Gaunsavaddo that was by the river, and Angodd. Today, the bustling city is the commercial capital of North Goa, has a colourful market, and has produced a number of proud sons of Goa. Former Saudi-based expat, a resident of Anjuna and a writer who honed his skills in cyberspace, Domnic PF Fernandes released his book in October 2012. Fernandes' book is more his own personal reminiscences rather than a formal history. To contrast the change that has come about, he takes a walking tour through the urban area, describing what he knew of it in the late 1950s and what exists today. Many names, both prominent and humble, people its pages. Right from the Viscount of Bardez, to one of the most famous jewellery designers across the world Ambaji Shinde, the Mapusa-linked Aquino Braganca who was aide of former Mozambique President Samora Machel, bishops who trace their roots to Mapusa and the many merchants and businessmen who make Mapusa what it is. Across 23 chapters, the 320-page book walks across different streets of Mapusa, entering from the side closest to Anjuna. It also gives an insight into the lives and times of two generations ago. Incidentally, the author's earlier books include Domnic's Goa (2007), which also focuses on life at the times of the last stages of colonial rule, just before speedy change set in. Fernandes describes different localities, the traditional trades, the colonial police and some prominent landmarks -- the beautiful municipal garden and the well-organised market set up in 1960. Carnival and official marriage procedures, old administration buildings, springs around Mapusa, traditions like casting out the Evil Eye, and the currency of pre-Liberation Goa, are the other themes touched on. One chapter gives a detailed description of the Mapusa weekly Friday market, and how villagers from all around brought in their specific produce to sell there. Many prominent homes and landmarks feature in the book, which contains over 170 photograph-based sketches. A few images are even eight to ten decades old.

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Pirates! Beware Capt. Norbert Rebello
ISBN 978-93-80739-34-2 342 pp. Rs 395

Men at sea face a new danger off the coasts of Africa and in the Indian Ocean, in the form of piracy. This is the theme of Captain Norbert Rebello's second novel set at sea. Cloaking this serious issue in the garb of fiction, Capt. Norbert takes the reader from the south-eastern Bangladesh and its Karnaphuli river, to the Ivory Coast, and off the coast of Indonesia. But the main action is set off the Somalia coast, where the partly-Indian crew -- a growing reality in the merchant navy these days -- gets caught up with a racy story of desperation, violence, midsea piracy and love. Capt. Rebello has been writing since his school-days, and happens to be the nephew of the pioneers who ran the Konkani weekly 'Cine Times' in Bombay. His earlier novel Memories of Another Day, published in 2008, is set in Eastern Europe, after the 1999 sinking of an oil tanker off the Atlantic coast and the Bay of Biscay in France, causing an economic loss of $500 million. The fleet owner abandoned three other vessels with hundreds of seafarers on board in Montenegro. His next book, now being worked on, is set amidst seamen, and is to be called 'Cruise the Horizon' about the hardships faced in a supposedly cheerful cruise line industry.

Whispers of the Heart is a work of verse.
ISBN 978-93-80739-38-9 64pp hb. Rs 195

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It's Been A Long Day: A Nonagenarian Remembers Irene Heredia Pp 144. Rs 195, 2012. ISBN 978-93-80739-44-1
Without doubt, Irene Heredia lived amidst priviledged times. A quick glance through the 28 pages of photographs would tell you that. She was a University of Bombay gold medalist at the B.A. in 1938, rare indeed for a woman student then. Her husband, the late Jimmy Heredia, was the sheriff of Bombay and honorary consul of Brazil. She rubbed shoulders with ambassadors, consuls, the Pope, Cardinal Gracias, President Radhakrishnan, the then Emperess of Iran, queens and Gandhians. Her relatives include missionaries to Malacca and Charles Correa. But she knew tough times too. Then there's early deaths in the family, migration, and the sudden fluctuations between doing well and instant poverty were the stories that many Goan families carry in their hearts. The author's mother was widowed in her 20s. Her father again died quite early too. This is a book devoted to "the unknown housewife who, down the ages, has buried her talents and potential while interacting with extended families to bring up children with the right values". Not surprisingly then, there are hints too of the sacrifices Goan women made get their own families onto the right track. This is an autobiography, written in an informal style, and initially not meant for wider release, that echoes the story of many Christian Goan families. Irene, and her two children who edited the work (sociologist-Jesuit Rudi Heredia and Selena CostaPinto) do an interesting job of mixing the personal with the political, trivia with an insightful setting of the times. To conclude, two essays by the author -- on the Christians of Goa and child adoption, dating to 1989 and 1990 -- are included.

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My Journeys Through Wonderland Brenda Rodrigues 436 pp. Rs 450. ISBN 978-93-80739-37-3
Brenda Rodrigues, once known as the ‘Connie Frances of Bombay’, is as adept in building word-pictures of places she visited. In this travelogue, she takes us across India and the rest of the globe, with her charming mosaic of episodes and sights that she encountered in four decades of being an avid globe trotter. From her visit visit abroad, to London in 1970, we encounter fascinating stories of people and instances that keep the reader glued to her work. Stories come in from France, Goa, Nagaland (‘The Scotland of the East’). To North America and London. We reach North East India again, and then there's Italy and the UAE. France, Scotland, the rest of the UK, Thailand, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, even China, Gilbraltar, the Netherlands... Brenda's sojourns are not complete without stepping foot in East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya), the Iberian Peninsular (Portugal, Spain), Malaysia and Germany, Australia and Ireland. An excerpt: “We took off from Bombay on 2 October 1970. It was my first flight ever. I can still vividly recall that long torturous route – Bombay to Delhi to Cairo to Frankfurt and finally London. Interestingly, my travelling companion in Economy class was none other than the legendary actor Raj Kapoor, who was going to London to collect the prints of his film Mera Naam Joker (My Name Is Joker). We got to chatting and he was most impressed by the fact that I could solve crossword puzzles, which I had carried with me to pass the time. He attempted one clue but soon gave up. Instead, he spent the best part of the journey checking out how much whisky he could hold until he reached London. At some time during the night, he gave up this pursuit and generously handed over to me half a bottle of Scotch, though I told him I did not want it. Much later, one of the cabin attendants came to me and said that Raj had enquired if he could have it back for a session with the crew....”

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Right to Information: A Step-by-Step Guide Book Nandini Sahai & Vishnu Rajgadia 200 pp. Rs 295 ISBN 978-93-80739-39-7
Everything you needed to understand one of post-Independence India's most empowering laws, and how to use it to solve your grievances and build a more transparent, efficient nation. This book contains an FAQ on the Right to Information Act, sample applications, success stories, details about the RTI movement, RTI and the media, the Act itself, appeals and more. It starts with the basic and leads you to knowing much what you'll need to seriously deploy this law to the citizen's benefit. This simple, no-nonsense guide is authored by two persons with both the knowledge and credentials in this field. Nandini Sahai is a former developmental journalist, and Director, Media Information and Communication Centre of India (MICCI). Vishnu Rajgadia is the State Chapter Head of MICCI Ranchi (Jharkhand) and also involved with rti.net.in and rtistory.blogspot.com As the authors point out, the RtI law enables a common person to rightfully avail of information related to various parts of the administration and governance, government offices and officers, and matters of public interest. Using this law, a citizen can get a photo copy or a CD of government documents, and can investigate any government work and official documents. He or she can also get samples of ongoing construction work. It is essential – for democracy as well as good governance – that there is optimum transparency in the government's works and processes, and that anyone can easily access the maximum amount of information regarding it, Sahai and Rajgadia point out.

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Cozinha de Goa: history and tradition of Goan food Fátima da Silva Gracias Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. Pp xxx + 240. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-09-0 Profusely illustrated.
The definitive work on the history of Goan food. Understand why you eat what you eat. An impressive study, well appreciated already. Goan cuisine contains alluring Christian, Hindu and Muslim strands. It is an interesting fusion from several cultures -- Arab, Portuguese, Brazilian, French, African, Chinese, Malaysian, British, Anglo-Indian and Konkani. In Goa, East did meet West... on the dining table. This book offers an encyclopedic vision of a cuisine with a global touch -- how it was, how it is, and how it came to be. It is written by a veteran Goan historian who knows her food. East meets West We are what we eat Serving, eating Festive food Food for varied occasions Bibliography Cozinha e Despensa Index

Goan food travels Goan cuisines the globe today

Covered just in the glossary itself, explanations for: achar/lonchem, almondegas de camarão, amaranth, see tambddi bhaji, ambot-tik, ambtok, apa de camarão, arroz refogado (pulau), asafoetida, balchão, bebinca, bhikaream-jevonn, chonne, costeletas, cutlets and panados, dhabdhabti, dhonas, doce-baji, doce de grão, dodol, empada, empadinhas, escabeche do peixe, fios de ovos (letri), futti koddi, ganvti vokod and much more.... Now in its second edition. ISBN Cozinha de Goa is one of the outstanding books on the food of a particular Indian region, coming close to Banerji's outstanding book on Bengal. Like that book it had recipes, but it is not primarily a cookbook, focussing more on history and description, for which it brings together what is clearly a huge amount of scholarly research and reading, but combined with warm personal memories that helps bring the subject alive. -- Vikram Doctor, Economic Times. http://bit.ly/CozinhaDeGoa
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Oriente e Ocidente na Literatura Goesa Dr Eufemiano de Jesus Miranda 328 pp. Rs 395 ISBN 978-93-80739-24-3
Five decades after the Portuguese language suddenly lost its prominence in Goa, a researcher-priest is to come out with a detailed study of the literature that influenced the minds and hearts of 19th and 20th century Goa. Dr. (Fr) Eufemiano de Jesus Miranda's 322-page book focuses on the "reality, fiction, history and imagination" of the writings from Goa's past. It looks at the work of prominent writers of the yesteryears -- Francisco Luis Gomes, Orlando da Costa, and themes such as the image of Mother India in the poetry of the Portuguese-speaking Goan, the figure of the dancing-girl in Goan Lusophone literature, and the works of "Gip" and Augustinho Fernandes. Dr Miranda looks at the creative output of other Goans writing in Portuguese -- Floriano Barreto, Nascimento Mendonca, Mariano Gracias, Adolfo Costa, Paulino Dias, Adeodato Barreto, Sanches Fernandes, Lino Abreu, Vimala Devi, Laxmanrao Sardessai and R.V. Pandit. Miranda did his PhD at the Goa University on 19th-20th century Indo-Portuguese Literature -- a study of major themes in the socio-historical background. In 1988, he won a Gulbenkian scholarship to work on the thesis under the guidance of the late vice-principal Fr. Ivo de Mascarenhas. He has continued to teach, and as a priest is involved actively in the pastoral ministry. He has a classical formation from the seminary from 1954 to 1960, having learnt Latin, Greek, Hebrew, French, Marathi and Konkani. Music is his other passion; he founded the Music Lovers' Society and the Goa String Orchestra, and is also president of the Stuti Choral Ensemble. Miranda suggests: "The Indo-Portuguese writer is a 'romantic', a man under the spell of a 'rupture' and a 'longing for totality'. He argues that this writer -- ethnically Indian but often imbibed with Western, Christian and Latin traits, and also strongly influenced by the "Vedic-Upanishadic Hindu substratum", was marked by a painful search for "self-identity and elf-definition". This book is in Portuguese -- one of the few published in recent decades in that language in Goa -- and has chapter summaries in the English language. Its introduction is by Prof. Dr. Hélder Garmes of the Department of Classical and Vernacular Literature of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

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Land of the Sal Tree: Stories of the history, legends and traditions of Saligao, a typical Goan village Fr Nascimento J. Mascarenhas Illustrations: Mel D'Souza 312 pp. Rs 350 ISBN 978-93-80739-35-9
Goa's heart beats in its charming villages. This book is on Saligao, one of Goa's many colourful and scenic villages. This book is authored by a priest from the village who has served in diverse parishes across Goa. Fr. Mascarenhas has an abiding passion for Goa's history -- specially Church history and has authored half-a-dozen books so far. The book's goal, says the author, is to provide "readers with an enlightening snapshot of the history, culture and traiditions of Saligao". "Saligao abounds in dustry lanes and naorrow pathways which will take you to quaint shrines and half-hidden gardens, old crumbling houses next to brightly painted modern structures or well maintained so-called 'Portuguese' houses," says a foreword to the book by Yvonne Vaz Ezdani. Offering a good amount of local history, the book keeps its style informal and catchy, and intersperses its text with attractive illustrations. It talks about unusual institutions and individuals that make up the village. For instance, the village-crier of the yesteryears was called the 'parpoti'. Way back in the 1920s, expat villages took the initiative to set up a local club that took care of the locals' entertainment and intellectual nourishment. Today, in distant regions -- Bombay, London and Toronto -- expat villagers keep their flag flying by organising events and cultural gettogethers, as do expats from some other villages of Goa. Saligao has had its traditional schools. Later on, its neighbourhood was also one of the first to play home to English-medium schools in Goa. The book lists 'house names' used to describe village families. The book looks at the indigenous people of the village, modes of transport of the past, the beggars of the yesteryears and how these were dealt with locally, or traditional forms of coping with a dark road in times when Goa lacked electricity. One section looks at the games played by local youth. Small Saligao has a number of prominent names linked to it. Like prominent ophthalmologist in Portugal Dr Claudio da Gama Pinto, educationist Anacleto Lobo, the doyen of Indian cricket Anthony de Mello, the Goan pioneer in Karachi Cincinatus F. D'Abreo, noted musicians such as nightingale Lorna and folklorist Oslando, bishops and the Karachi-based Mother Bridget Sequeira, military men, writers and professors.

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Just Matata: A Novel Set in Kenya and Goa Braz Menezes 304 pp. Rs 295 ISBN 978-93-80739-36-6
Lando is ten year old Goan boy in Nairobi, and the book starts with him being scolded by his mother. Lando's pet dog, Simba, has been creating matata for Mrs. Gelani. Matata is Swahili for trouble, and the dog has been chasing the neighbour's pyjamas on the clothesline! From the first para, you're likely to get hooked. The story is catchy, told in an easy style, and gives us a young boy's perspective of what it meant to be growing up in colonial Africa (and Goa) during the middle part of the last century. In the first few pages itself, we encounter life in Nairobi. From the Asian-only colonies, to the clubs, the Dr. Ribeiro Goan School, Catholic religious life there, and more. Then, in a flashback, this novel takes us back a generation. Lando, the main character whose name is actually Orlando, narrates the story of how his father Francisco (Chico) Menezes of Raia reached Africa, as part of his battle to escape from poverty-prone colonial Goa in the 1920s. In the guise of a novel, author Braz Menezes undertakes the ambitious job of narrating the story of the East Africa Goan, or Africander, as he was called in his heyday. As someone who grew up with many from this group, the book helped to fit in quite a few pieces of the jigsaw for me. Toronto-based author Braz Menezes -- this is his first novel is a retired architect and urban planner. Like the protagonist of this book, he too traces his roots to Raia and Loutolim. Braz concedes (in his acknowledgements) that there are some "persons named in this novel [who exist in real life], although they appear as fictional characters only." Braz believes that fiction is good when it reads like non-fiction; and, better still is non-fiction that sounds as if its made up! This works gives us a bit of both, in good mix.

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Colonialism, Migration and the International Catholic Goan Community Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes Price: Rs. 395 in Goa. Pp 455. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-31-1
The International Catholic Goan Community transcends geographical boundaries, and has emerged over the last hundred years or so. Its origins lie in the social construction of a Local Catholic Goan Community in Goa from the 16th century, as a result of Portuguese colonial policies and practices. This book demonstrates how in the ICGC, multiple radial and lateral links emanate from and to Goa, the fountainhead, and reach out to the satellite communities, as well as between them, creating a veritable spider's web. The author holds a PhD in Social Anthropology. She has undertaken research on the Goan diaspora which involved ethnographic fieldwork in Goa, other parts of India, UK, Portugal, Dubai and Brazil.
Insightful, exhaustive and helps the reader to understand Goan migration. -- Eduardo Faleiro, former NRI Commissioner, Goa and Union minister of the Government of India. The insider knowledge that Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes brings to her subject makes her study particularly valuable. -- Prof. Teotonio R de Souza, prominent Indo-Portuguese historian. An important study by Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes on female emigration of Goans. -- Prof Susana Sardo, Universidade de Aveiro Dr Mascarenhas-Keyes... did 18 months of field work in Goa on the topic of migration. --The Navhind Times, Goa

Theoretical Perspectives

Background Setting: Portuguese Goa and the Village Colonialism and Amora Constructing a LCGC Socio-Economic Links of the ICGC with Goa Voluntary Associations in the ICGC

Economic deterioration... and job opportunities

Marriage, Family and Kinship

Conclusion: Colonialism, Migration, the ICGC

Annex A: The Native Anthropologist

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Goa’s Liberation and Thereafter Chronicles of a Fragmented Life Suresh Kanekar Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. Pp 276. Pb. 978-93-80739-30-4 Autobiography
Suresh Kanekar, now a professor in the US, reminisces of his life and times in colonial Goa, including as a prisoner of conscience. At 19, Suresh Kanekar landed in a Portuguese colonial prison, where he spent the next five years of his life. “My decision to join the Goa freedom movement was a matter of escapism at worst or romanticism at best and there was hardly any idealism or patriotism involved,” he writes. But this is a story of how his views shaped up over time, his insightful analysis of the times and people around him, life in the military prison at Aguada and an equally riveting description of the formal Portuguese surrender to the Indian army, of which he was one of the few witnesses. Also life as a citizen of free India, not all that untroubled as one might have expected. This book offers an insight into the Goa of the times and the biases that emerged, the (sometimes politically incorrect) reality of the colonial reality, and the inner politics of the Goa freedom struggle. Kanekar is a man who doesn't mince his words, and this shows in this rendering of the anti-colonial stir in Goa. Fifty years later, it makes interesting reading about a set of incidents which we are yet to fully comprehend. His story doesn't end in 1961, but goes on to talk about his years in Indian education, which also left him hurt and disappointed in some ways. Makes interesting reading for anyone wanting to understand those times, and even contemporary Goa. Suresh Kanekar joined the struggle for Goa's freedom almost frivolously, but learned dedication as a prisoner for five years in Goa’s Aguada and Reis Magos jails. Half of his memoir, then, is a detailed account of his life in jail and of how the Portuguese treated him and his fellow prisoners. His experience during the actual days of liberation is also well-worth reading. It is a very useful addition to the literature and should be read by anyone with an interest in the period. If readers have any acquaintance with accounts of Nazi or Soviet prisons, they may compare them to Kanekar’s experience under the Portuguese. The Portuguese -- though certainly colonialist and under fascist rule -- will not appear the vicious brutes they were painted at the time. -- Robert S. Newman, anthropologist.

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Shades Within Shadows A novel Alan Machado (Prabhu) Price: Rs. 350 in India. Pp 276. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-32-8
Forced out of Goa by the ominous shadow of war, epidemics and the Santo Officio, immigrants to Kanara fell under another of the darkest shade, that of the 'Shadow of God'. Shades within Shadows is the story of Jaki, Zuan, João, Foka and Paulu, Konngi, Karminn and Katrin, Natal and Bastião, and of others, during the turbulent months of Tipu's seige of Mangalore fort and its horrendous aftermath. 'The Captivity' occurred in 1784. Tradition has it that the deportation of Kanara's Christians, immigrants from Goa over the previous 200 years, to Srirangapatna by Tipu Sultan took place on Ash Wednesday. Males of a suitable age were circumcised and inducted into his military slave battalions and younger females were absorbed in his service. The following fifteen years of his reign saw large numbers of these captives dead or converted to Islam. Less than a third returned, impoverished and deprived, most of them having lost their families and property. An estimated Christian population in Kanara of 40,000 in 1784 was reduced to 10,000 by 1800. This work is fiction, but Machado is also the author of Sarasvati's Children, a history of the Mangalorean Christians. He notes there: “In a land, which Arnold Toynbee described as ‘a whole world in herself’, the Christians of Kanara form one more community, small in numbers but unique in their history, their cultural and religious observances, that enrich a vibrant intermingling of the peoples comprising the Indian nation. This story began as a personal quest for roots and understanding of the complexities of a community in which the Prabhu of the prePortuguese past and the Machado of yesteryear combine into the Machado-Prabhu of today, and the resilience which saw it through near annihilation 200 years ago for being what they were and represented, and which has brought it today to an honoured and respected position among the peoples of India and, indeed, of the world.” Coming soon: Ebook version of Sarasvati's Children, a history of the Mangalorean Christians.

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Goan Pioneers in Bombay Dr Teresa Albuquerque Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. Pp xxx + 240. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-09-0 Profusely illustrated.
Bombay opened up a new world to the Goan, both Christian and Hindu. They rode high on the crest of the wave of priviledge, grabbed opportunity, worked hard at whatever they took up -- not baulking at menial service, so long as it improved their standing. Thus they were able to set up their own educational institutions, their own press. Other Goans strove to rectify their society, to actively promote education at the highest level, and organise reform movements. This book focuses primarily on the nineteenth century.

Bombay's Beginnings Eminent Physicians Welfare Services

Finding Their Way Some Notables Sports and Entertainment

Early Professions The Rich and Famous Goan Press and Literature

Intellectual Stalwarts

Marathi Press and Early Churches, Literature Priests About the Author

Bibliography: Books, Journals, Articles, Unpublished Theses

Dr. (Mrs.) Teresa Albuquerque is a Fellow of the Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture, St. Xavier’s College, Bombay, and a member of the Bombay Museum Society, the Asiatic Society of Bombay, the Church History Association of India, the Heras Society and the Bombay Local History Society. She was awarded the Senior Mahindra Research Scholarship by the Heras Institute to undertake research on the Goans of Kenya. Currently, she is the recipient of a Senior Fellowship Award of the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. In her micro-historical studies she has delved into the colonial past of Bombay and Goa, with special emphasis on the Portuguese impress. She has traveled widely and lectured on the subject both at home and abroad. Besides contributing articles to historical journals, international seminars, art magazines and newspapers, she has authored nearly a dozen books.

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Undra Muja Mama Folk Songs of Goa: An Anthology of Dulpods Pp 220. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-26-7 Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. Song of Goa Crown of Mandos Pp 496. Hb. ISBN 978-93-80739-03-8 Price: Rs. 550 in Goa.
It was in Goa that Indian musicians first began to compose in Western musical forms, incorporating them into motifs and nuances of their own immemorial tradition. Goans not only initiated the Westernisation of Indian music, but, from the late 19th century, also pioneered an Indian ethnomusicology, providing a model for preserving and interpreting India's rich folk music. Undra Muja Mama: Scores, lyrics and translation of one of Goa's most popular song-form, the Dulpods that follow the Mando on the dance-floor. Set in six-eight time, of quick rhythm, dulpods are typically descriptive of life in traditional Goa, especially the life of the Christians. This is a companion volume to the Song of Goa which focuses on the mando. Both books have done well and are popular with musicians, music enthusiasts and just about anyone who would like to more about the Konkani songs that are still so popular in the Goa of our times. The Mando is music, poetry and dance. In describing the first of these characteristics, music, this book examines the Mando’s form, its musical structure, rhythm, tempo, counterpoint and grace notes. The Mando developed two forms, the binary Early Mando form and the ternary Classical Mando form. The Mando’s basic themes are four: utrike, or the lovers’ yearning for union; ekvott, the union attained; villap, or lament, desolation out of despair for the union, from any other personal grief; and fobro, a narrative of events, domestic, local and political. This is an exhaustive book on the mando co-authored by three scholarsmusicians of repute.

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Goa: Folklore Studies Pandurang Phaldesai Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. Pp 280. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-22-9
Folklore -- comprising of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, riddles, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales and customs -- continues to be an important branch of local literature. This book, by a scholar who retains close touch with the grassroots, looks at a Goa that is still waiting to be adequately understood. It is based on original field work and studies of various aspects of folklore. It touches on folk songs, songs to Mother Earth, local musical instruments, local festivals, ritual hunts, temple music, the Sixth Night, firewalking, local mendicants, folk cures, “witch-craft”, ethnography issues in Goa, ethnomusical traditions, the potter's wheel, sculpting images of the gods, ancestors and spirits, Kunbi song and ritual, appeasing via sacrifice, snakes and beliefs, Goa's endangered folk-plays, beast patrons of the clans, Kunbi creation beliefs, Kunbi worship, good and bad omens, sea rituals, local riddles, worshipping Ganapati, asuras, Shakti workship in Goa, wedding symbols, rituals from the field and more. Dr. Pandurang Phaldesai specialises in folklore studies, cultural anthropology and cultural history. Besides five books, he has several articles and research papers to his credit. He is the recipient of a couple of research fellowships and the prestigious State Cultural Award of the Government of Goa for his contribution to folk art and folklore studies. He has long been the Member Secretary of the State academy of the arts, Kala Academy in Goa. Says the author: “Most of the feasts and festivals of Goan Hindus and Christians are linked to each other. This is because of the fact that both come from the same ethnic stock. Religion occupies an important aspect of cultural life of the people. As such, efforts have been made to cover important rituals, dances and folk performing arts, local cults and festivities. This book describes some untold stories of fertility rites, various rituals, symbols and practices of various sections of the Goan community. A great deal of research has gone into preparation of this book. One can say that it is the outcome of my intense field study of about four decades in Goan villages. I have made an attempt to bring to the light new material on the art and culture of diverse parts of Goa and to demystify it. Very little was known to the intelligent common reader. Through this research-oriented work, I have attempted to shed light on the socio-religious and cultural life of people of Goa.”

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The Rise of India Eugenio Viassa Monteiro
Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. Pp 352. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-20-5

A Goan scholar based in Portugal takes a takes a close look at India and comes up with optimistic predictions of the situation here. For him, it is far from the stereotyped land of abject poverty, snake charmers, holy cows or half-clad sadhus lost in meditation. He sees India as a “land of learning, of knowledge applied to life...” He sees the intellectual capacity and performance of the Indian people as producing quick results. Monteiro unravels what he calls the “economic miracle in a country of entrepreneurs”. Particularly interesting are his studies on Indian telecom, the Tata and Bharti sector, AMUL and the Gujarat Milk Co-operative, private university education in the shape of Manipal University, healthcare in India offered through the private hospitals network. He finds it worth taking a close look at Dr Devi Shetty and the “revolution in healthcare” as also the amazing Aravind Eye Hospital experiment in taking top class eye care to the poor of rural India at very affordable rates. Says the foreword by Prof. José Luís Lucas Tomás: “ This amazing transformation is analysed in this book by Eugénio Viassa Monteiro, an Indian with long years of residence in Europe – in fact he lived longer in this continent than in his own country – and his pages are an invitation to embark with him on a voyage of rediscovery of the New India. In order not to be crushed or stunned by so distant a reality, so complex and so different, it is always helpful to depend on a guide like Eugénio, who will understand our Western mentality and will select what we can absorb.” Monteiro, is a Goan, born in Nagoá (Salcete), where he did his primary and secondary studies. Later he did his Graduation in Electrotechnical Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. He has a PhD from the University of Navarra (Spain) and did a ‘Senior Managers in Government’ post graduation at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He worked in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. He is the main Co-founder of the leading Portuguese business school AESE in Lisbon, Oporto and Luanda (Angola). He is the author of several articles published by leading newspapers from Lisbon: Público, Expresso, Diário Económico, Jornal de Negócios, among others, and magazines. He is the co-author of many study cases, particularly in the field of Social Entrepreneurship, including on Grameen Bank, the Aravind Eye Care System, Dr Devi Shetty and the Healthcare Revolution in India, the Jaipur Foot, A Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, Infosys, and Banco Alimentar contra a Fome (food bank). The Rise of India was originally written in Portuguese and translated into Spanish, and was published in an edition of 5,500 copies.
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Francisco Luis Gomes 1829-1869 A Select Reader Luis Assis Correia
Price: Rs. 350 (pb) Rs 500 (hb) in Goa. Pp 456. ISBN 978-93-80739-28-1

Includes full-text of the first-ever novel to be written by a Goan in any language Os Brahmanes
Francisco Luís Gomes was overpowered by the cry of Voltaire, Rousseau and Diderot, for liberty, equality and fraternity. He envisaged making his beloved Goa, through education and the Catholic religion, a land economically prosperous, and thus shape the destiny of the Luso-Indian in all walks of life. This book is the most comprehensive compiliation of writings of a 19th century Goan Parliamentarian and prominent intellectual, translated into English. Includes the full-text translation of his novel Os Brahamanes. Author Correia earlier penned Goa Through The Mists of History (10,000 BCE to 1958 CE) and Portuguese India: Mumbai - Chaul - Vasai 1498-1739. Gomes was vociferously opposed to all forms of tyranny and exploitation of people and his forceful arguments in Parliament astounded his admirers and opponents alike and came to be called The Prince of Goan Thought, a symbol of the symbiosis of cultures, Oriental and Occidental. In Lisbon, Francisco Luís Gomes took his seat in Parliament in 1861, and made his maiden speech just three days after taking his seat. Thus began the most productive period of his short life as a parliamentarian, orator, journalist, economist, novelist and historian. Despite his Parliamentary work-load, Francisco Luís Gomes was an assiduous journalist. During his Parliamentary recesses, Gomes published his literary, economic and historic studies. In 1861 he produced De la Question du cotton en Angleterre et dans les Possessions Portugaises de l’Afrique Occidentales. In 1862, he published Liberdade da Terra a Economia Rural da India Portuguesa (Liberty of Land and the Rural Economy of Portuguese India), dealing with Goan agriculture. In 1863 came Os Brigadeiros Henrique Carlos Henriques e Joaquim Xavier Henriques. In 1866, Os Brahmanes, Romance (Lisboa). In 1867, Essai sur la Theorie de l’Economie Politique et de ses Rapports avec la Morale et le droits (Paris). In 1869, Le Marquis de Pombal, Esquisse de sa Vie Publique (Paris).
Book I: In Goa: 1829-1850. Book III: Os Brahamanes (novel)
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The Tulsi... and other Short Stories from Goa Edila Gaitonde
Price: Rs. 195 in Goa. ISBN 978-93-80739-25-0

Stories from Goa, presented by Edila Gaitonde -- who encountered this region as a young Catholic Portuguese girl experiencing life in an Orthodox Goan Hindu household. Stories of intercaste love, a dominant feature in Goan storytelling, set against the backdrop of the Liberation of Goa. This collection of stories presented by Edila Gaitonde is told from a point of view which shouldn’t be ignored; that of a young Catholic Portuguese girl who experiences life in a Goan Hindu household. An innate sense of survival makes her assimilate into this environment as quickly as possible and get an insider’s view on its nuances, its contradictions and its struggles with modernity. There are stories of inter-faith love, one set against the backdrop of what Edila knows best, the Liberation of Goa. There are other stories of inter-racial love, of parents trying to cope in a world changing faster than them; stories of betrayal and disappointment, of fate and battling fatalism. There is a sensitive understanding of the human condition; its fragility and its heroic resilience. Edila weaves in symbols like the sacred tulsi plant and the rãppan (the lengthy fishing net that dominated Goan beaches of yesteryears) to deeper the thrust of her fiction, for it is in fiction that we create a profound truth reflective of our society. These stories represent the eternal human dance between the past and the present, the old and the modern, and the divided and assimilated. It is a dance which takes us forward even as it keeps us tethered to all that is important.

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The Last Prabhu: A hunt for roots -- DNA, ancient documents and migration in Goa Bernardo Elvino de Sousa Price: Rs. 195 in Goa. Pp 172. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-15-1.
This is the story of how the Switzerlandbased author, obsessed with a passion to trace his ancestral roots, and thinking out of the box, employed the emerging science of DNA-based genealogy in combination with literature and ancient records to trace his family some 36 generations and more. It offers insights into the pre-conversion Hindu names of the 12 founding clans (vangods) of Aldona. There is DNAbased scientific proof of historical assumptions related to the origins of the gaunkari system of Goa's villages. So too about the circumstances of the conversion to Christianity and how it was accepted -- or not -- by the villagers. Also looked at are the temples and deities of the village and the origin of the church; the condition of women; and the history of the comunidades of Aldona. The author earned his Doctor of Natural Sciences (dr.rer.nat.) degree from Switzerland and has spent a lifetime in the world of sciences.

The African Connection

Fertile Crescent The Peopling of Goa to River Sarasvati Ursula's Descendant

From the Cousin Errol, Sarasvati to Goa Cousin Hector Who was first: Adam or Eve?

Ancestral Names

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The Cry of the Kingfisher Belinda Viegas
Price: Rs. 195 in Goa. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-13-7 The Cry of the Kingfisher is set mainly in the verdant, sunshiny land of Goa. It is a warm and inspiring tale of hope and courage and deals with the inner and outer forces in life that break, and make, three different women. Soon after getting published, it has been drawing praise as an interesting example of writing from Goa reflecting the women's reality. Mayola’s sheltered, duty bound life is ripped apart when her gorgeous, tempestuous older sister, Zarella, in whose shadow she has grown, is mysteriously found drowned. All her training in medicine and psychiatry cannot help her as she grapples with the sudden emptiness of her life. Angry despair spurs her on a quest for meaning which brings her in contact with Donna and Succorina. Succorina is a village girl, born to superstition, ignorance and the disaster who has been as a housemaid to Kuwait, a distressing abortion and a failed marriage. Donna is the proverbial ‘poor little rich girl’, brought up in England, showered with everything except love. The Golden Gate and other stories is a set of delightful tales for everyone.
Dr. Belinda Viegas is a practising psychiatrist based in Goa. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, she recalls a wonderful childhood there -- filled with picnics, fishing and trips into the wild-life sanctuaries. She completed her schooling in Belgaum and joined St. John's Medical College in Bangalore for her M.B.B.S. She did her M.D. in Psychiatry from NIMHANS, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, at Bangalore. While there, she got introduced to rockclimbing and trekking. She re-joined St. John s Medical College as a lecturer in Psychiatry and continued to organise treks for the students and staff. While doing the Mt. Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal she met her husband Richard. Marriage took her to Germany, where her children were born and where she also started writing. Their young family returned to Goa, and she began practice in Varca. They had a brief stint in Australia, to bring back happy memories, such as their first experience of scuba-diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Now its back to practicing psychiatry, child-rearing and -- to break the monotony -- cycling, sailing and occasional trekking trips.
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Inside/Out: New Writing from Goa. Jose Lourenco /Helene Dirkin (eds)
Price: Rs. 195 in Goa. ISBN 978-93-80739-11-3 The Goa Writers, a group of disparate individuals, has launched a book which draws together a wide range of experiences and ideas, and gives a hint of the melting pot called Goa. Inside/Out: New writing from Goa is the first anthology of the Goa Writers group, which includes some of the best-known writers in the state, alongside those working to improve their writing skills and learn from group mentoring exercise. Inside/Out features exclusive, original work from noted novelist and Aldona resident Amitav Ghosh, as well as previously unpublished contributions from more than 20 other prominent writers. In his essay titled Anthony Vaz, Ghosh writes: “I have long been fascinated by nautical dictionaries, especially those that relate to Asian seafarers (or 'lascars' as they were once known).” Over two dozen essays, short stories, fiction, excerpts and more. Other writers include fashioin designer Wendell Rodricks, novelist and veteran ex-editor Victor Rangel-Ribeiro, theatre personality Isabela Santa Rita Vas, aeronautical engineer-turned-writer Aniruddha Sen Gupta, German expat Kornelia Santoro, journalist-activist Vidyadhar Gadgil, journalist Pamela D'Mello, journalist Sheela Jaywant, humour writer Cecil Pinto, ex-airhostess Melinda Coutinho Powell, British expat Helene Derkin Menezes, singer Mario Coelho, journalist Aimee Ginsburg, writer Sucheta Potnis, architect Himanshu Burte, writer Veena Gomes-Patwardhan, Portuguese lawyerphotographer Mafalda Mimoso, awardwinning Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo, former principal Tony de Sa, writer Vivek Menezes, journalist Rosalyn D'Mello, top fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, historian Fatima da Silva Gracias, writer Prava Rai, author and academician Savia Viegas and journalist-publisher Frederick Noronha.
If you want to get a flavour of the writings from a clutch of talented Goa-based writers this is a good book to pick up. Its got a combination of short-stories, non-fiction and personal essays. I particularly enjoyed reading about how a few of the writers found themselves making Goa their home and their writing-base. -- Jessica Faleiro, goodreads.com

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Battles Waged, Lasting Dreams Silvia Braganca
Price: Rs. 350 Goa. Pp 560 Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-19-9

Aquino de Bragança was an important intellectual and political figure in the years leading up to and immediately following Mozambican independence. As a journalist, an academic and a public intellectual he engaged passionately with the issues of his time, and as a confidante of President Samora Machel and a frequent envoy of the Mozambican government, he translated his convictions into action, eventually losing his life alongside Samora in the service of the liberation of southern Africa. Aquino de Bragança was a trusted confidante of Samora Machel, and undertook numerous delicate diplomatic missions on behalf of the Frelimo government. Allegedly he was nicknamed "the submarine" in party and government circles because of his ability to keep an exceedingly low profile. He was killed on board the Tupolev Tu-134 with Samora Machel when it crashed at Mbuzini on 19 October 1986, in circumstances that have yet to be fully clarified. His best-known publication for English-speaking readers is probably The African Liberation Reader (London: Zed Press, 1982; 3 volumes), edited with Immanuel Wallerstein and originally published in Lisbon in Portuguese under the more interesting title Quem é o inimigo?. In 2009 his widow, the artist Sílvia Bragança published Aquino de Bragança: batalhas ganhas, sonhos a continuar [Maputo: Ndjira, 2009; 482 pages] in his memory. The book consists of memoirs, interviews, photographs and facsimiles about Aquino’s rich and complex life. A blog in Portuguese and English entitled «Remembering Aquino» can be found at aquinobraganca.wordpress.com. Also of great interest is a page of photographs and facsimiles, available at http://bit.ly/e0X2Or

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Beyond the Beach: The Village of Arossim, Goa, in Historical Perspective Themistocles D'Silva
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Arossim in Mormugao taluka is more than just a scenic beach village. Situated between the river Sal and the Arabian Sea, and dotted with many ponds, this agricultural piece of land has sustained its inhabitants with rice, coconuts and fish. The earlier Hindu and later Christian faiths, nurtured by long standing traditions and beliefs, have molded the character of the people, producing a uniquely Goan culture. Understanding the roots of the village structure allows the viewing in a broader perspective of the tremendous changes of recent years. In this book, an expat son of the village studies the roots of local traditions and structures. Arossim, one of the 347 inhabited villages of Goa, is a small, rural, coastalcoastal areas!Arossim’s location village in Mormugão taluka (or sub-district), remotely located from the major centers of government and commerce. Its topography and early history is not unlike that of the other contiguous villages along the coastal belt of South Goa. This book can serve as a guide for future historians and researchers, and particularly for the villagers of Arossim themselves, to come to appreciate their legacies and to protect, preserve and develop wisely their valuable resources.
Themistocles “Themis” D’Silva studied in a one-room village school in Arossim, attended the local public elementary school in Portuguese, and then Loyola High School, Margão. He graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Bombay, and obtained a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in the US. After post-doctoral research there, he took up a position in industry, and is credited with many patents and scientific publications.
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Skin. A Novel. Margaret Mascarenhas
Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. ISBN 978-93-80739-05-2

Nine years after it was first published by Penguin India, the Margaret Mascarenhas widely-appreciated novel Skin has come home to Goa. A new edition, its fourth and the first to be brought out locally, was copublished by Goa,1556 and Broadway Publishing House. Skin was first published in 2001, and then in 2002 (in French by Mercure de France) and 2006 (and in Portuguese by Editora Replição). The work -- which touches on an intergenerational story spanning the US, Goa, Africa and elsewhere -- was widely appreciated, as has been Mascarenhas' skill as a novelist. American-born Margaret Mascarenhas is a freelance writer, columnist and editorial consultant of Goan origin who has lived, worked and taught in the U.S. and India during the course of her career. She currently resides in Goa. Her second novel The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos was recently published too. It's exciting to read a first novel because one gets a flavour of the difficulty of the process of writing. There are bits in Margaret Mascarenhas' novel that take your breath away, and bits that seem somewhat threadbare, where the author's intention reveals itself a little too clearly. At the same time, it's also terribly exciting. You don't know where you will be taken, or what you will be shown. As a first novel, Mascarenhas has given us something memorable -- a wild tale of Portuguese Goa, and a wacky heroine. The book quickly draws you into the world of a cultural hybrid called Pagan, who is searching to fill the void inside herself, but in the process somewhat unexpectedly discovers her roots. But her roots, we discover, are not simply Saraswat Brahmin Goan Catholic on one side and Southern Baptist American on the other. They are far more mixedup than that. There is slavery and Africa in her blood, and Portugal too. There's love, deceit, emotionally impotent men and powerful though unfulfilled women, extra-marital affairs and illegitimate children. And in the end there's Pagan, a heroine who is global right to her very genes. --Radhika Jha, Outlook.

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Patriotism in Action: Goans In India's Defence Services Valmiki Faleiro
Rs. 600 in Goa. Pp 344. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-06-9 Contrary to public perceptions, Goa contributed a large number of senior officers to the Indian armed forces. Faleiro’s ‘Patriotism in Action’ lists over 350 persons of Goan origin, who have donned uniform in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. There are many others whose names are yet to be recorded, says the author. Faleiro’s book offers lists of officers killed in action, and those from Goa decorated with gallantry awards. There is also a listing of Goan officers who took part in ‘Operation Vijay’, the action which ended Portuguese rule in Goa, five decades ago. Likewise, there is a list of Goan officers who took part in wars. In a series of articles, the book touches on Goan aviators, and the Goan “fascination for adventure”. Faleiro says that many Goan officers, after retiring, have taken to doing works of compassion and charity. His detailed listing contains literally hundreds of names and dozens of events, which throws new light on a subject little was earlier known about. Articles also contributed by Sqn Ldr George Menezes, Advocate Radharao Gracias, and Capt Jimmy Martin (Indian Navy).
Even for the avid, civilian Goan reader, the book fills a great void in the history of Goans in the 20th century.... It is hugely rewarding to know that above and beyond the top ranks in the services, there were so many others in the middle and lower ranks of the commissions. Equally comforting is finding that your run of the mill Goan village was the birthplace of such bravery, heroism and sacrifice. As Valmiki mentions, it is amazing that a community of brains would find a grudging but respected niche in the rough and tumble world of Punjabi Sikh, Kumaon, Jat, Maratha and Gurkha. --Roland Francis, Goanet.

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Mansion of Glass: The GKB Story K.G. Gupta
Price: Rs. 400 (hb) in Goa. Pp 248. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-08-3 The unusual story of an unusual company, that began in tiny operation and grew to prominence right out of Goa. It began in the backyard of a home in Agra five decades ago. Today, the companies that GKB has spawned are well on the way to become India's first opthalmic multinationals. This is a frank account of how persistence, striving for quality, and a global vision, helped propel the international reputation of a country which not long back was struggling to offer eye-care to its own people. This is a frank account of how persistence, striving for quality, and a global vision, helped propel the international reputation of a country which not long back was struggling to offer eye-care to its own people. Krishna Gopal (KG) Gupta, Chairman and CEO of the Goa-headquartered Rs 1200 million GKB Ophthalmics Ltd, looks back on the experiences gained and the lessons learnt. Lessons too for anyone with big dreams in the world of business. Krishna Gopal (KG) Gupta, Chairman and CEO of the Goa-headquartered Rs 1200 million GKB Ophthalmics Ltd, looks back on the experiences gained and the lessons learnt. After setting up a tiny venture in the backyard of their family bungalow in Agra, the firm ventured big time into exports -- and their Goa plants, at Carasvaddo (Tivim Industrial Estate) and Pilerne -have played a key role in this direction. Gupta calls his book a personal memoir of how the group of companies faced adverse times, responded to challenges and grew. Today, the GKB exports its products to over 100 countries globally, and has subsidiary companies in Sharjah (UAE) and New Jersey (US). It also has a joint-venture with Indo Intercional of Spain, a prominent name in the field. GKB Ophthalmics Limited itself counts six group companies in its fold -- GKB Vision Limited, Prime Lenses Pvt. Ltd., GKB Ophthalmics Products FZE, Sharjah UAE, GKB Ophthalmics Gmbh, Germany, Indo Prime Visual technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Lensco, NJ, US.

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Goa Masala An anthology of stories by Canadian Goans
Rs. 195 in Goa. Pp 272. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-04-5

Canada has become home of a growing number of Goans. This anthology captures their stories, fiction and non-fiction, and reminiscences. First published in Canada, Goa Masala is an initiative of the 55 Plus Goan Association. The Goan imagination crosses many international boundaries; migration has been a strong reality here. Now, books reflecting this diverse reality are making their way back to Goa, and increasingly connecting the the far-flung diaspora from this region too. Canada-based writer Ben Antao, a former Navhind Times and Indian Express journalist who worked here in the 1960s, said the limited edition of 300 copies got sold out on the release day itself! Goa Masala contains about 40 stories, most of them written by Goans who have settled in Canada after spending years in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania in East Africa, in Rangoon, Myanmar, and elsewhere. Their memoirs range from an elephant hunt in Tanzania to the removal of evil eye (disht), to arranged marriages and snakes. The project was undertaken by Rudi Rodrigues, leader of the 55PGA Book Club, an artist and art designer, who was assisted by an editorial team of Ben Antao, Alick Alphonso, Joan do Rosario, Eric De Souza, and Al Lobo. Canada-based Xavier Sequeira transports you to another era. To quite another world in the southern highlands of central East Africa, and hunting elephants there. Other essays and shortstories include ones with titles like: Baba puta, The Landlord's Son, Neighbours' Quarrels, The Arranged Marriage, Golden Memories: Kenya, Finding a Bride, Elephant Hunt in Tanzania...

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Into the Diaspora Wilderness Selma Carvalho
282 pp. Price: Rs. 345 in Goa. ISBN 978-93-80739-02-1

An absolutely fascinating work. A wide collection of important oral histories from around the world set against good and thorough research. Written in a style that itself clearly reflects the rich strands of Goan Christian Diaspora heritage. --Cliff Pereira, author of View from Shooters Hill. The British relationship with Goans was as ambivalent as it was evolutionary. They subjected them to all the prejudice they felt towards nonWhite populations. They never absolved Goans from the indignity of residential segregation, segregated public washrooms, the tacit prohibition against miscegenation or racial inequality on the work front. Yet they valued them tremendously, a relationship based on genuine mutual respect and trust. They were unfailingly described by British Colonial officers as the back-bone of the Civil Service, “people of high quality”, meticulous in their work and devotedly loyal.
Selma Carvalho's book therefore has been for us an eye-opener. How did a people who were colonised and culturally indoctrinated by the Portuguese become such loyal British citizens? ....Portuguese colonialism impacted notions of Christian equality on their intricate caste structures and western dress codes and languages were juxtaposed with Hindu dress codes and rituals. And meet once again the Goan political activists of Kenya; the country which has the largest population of Goans in the Diaspora. A chapter entitled 'Emma Gama Pinto' introduces us to political stalwarts like Pio Gama Pinto, Fitz de Souza, Eddie Pereira and J M Nazareth. Peter Nicholas Zuzarte's arrival in Kenya, the childhood of his son, Joseph Murumbi-Zuzarte, Kenya's second VicePresident, and the comradeship between Murumbi and Pinto capture the cogency of this book - the many captivating stories of ordinary individuals who ventured forth into a new beginning. The author has managed to actualise each historical migration with accounts of real life travellers and settlers many of whom the reader will recognise, identify with and even relate to. The short chapters and narrative style make the book an interesting and easy read - an index would have helped for easy reference and the role of imperialism in driving the Goan diaspora needs to be emphasised. Are diasporic Goans going back to their homeland at all or is the umbilical cord completely severed? Yet these omissions in no way take away from the book which is a highly recommended read. -- --Awaaz Magazine (Nairobi), Vol 8, issue 1, 2011. http://www.awaazmagazine.com/

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When the Curtains Rise Andre Rafael Fernandes
Rs. 195 in Goa. Pp 216. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-01-4

The tiatr has been called on of the most vibrant forms of modern Indian theatre. It is known to strike a chord with its audiences, and also remain viable. Where do its origins lie? How did it get its legacy of music and song? What role did the city of Bombay play in promoting the tiatr? Who pioneered this drama form? What challenges does it now face? These are some of the issues tackled in this book. This work -- by an associate professor at the Goa University's Department of English -- traces the growth of the tiatr (or tiatro) right from its diverse, overlooked, roots in the zagor and the khell. It unearths references to the earliest Portuguese plays in Goa. It also helps understand theatre in Goa, and the region's cultural history, besides the role of diaspora communities in keeping the Konkani language live and vibrant.

Origins of the tiatr Other tiatrists

Legacy of music, song Teatro, Theatro, Tiatro, Pai Tiatrist Tiatr Challenges today On to a revolution Tiatr personalities

The book is an extensive documentation of the history and growth of tiatr. It also has interviews of senior tiatrists and speaks at length about the future of tiatr. The book which took six years of research documents in a systematic way the roots of tiatr. It speaks of its music and analyses the tiatrs of veteran tiatrists. Dr Fernandes who was present said that the future of tiatr is bright but there was always room for improvement. Mr Cardozo said that the book will especially benefit those interested in earning more about tiatr. -- The Navhind Times, April 15, 2010.

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Follow Me: Volume III Fr Nascimento J. Mascarenhas
Price: Rs. 245 in Goa (hb). Pp xx + 428. ISBN 978-93-80739-00-7 Many photos of facades of churches.

After tracing the tracks of parish priests and the parishes of Bardez and Tiswadi, the Margaobased Catholic priest and compiler of the religious history of the Goa Church Fr. Nascimento Mascarenhas has released a book on Salcete and Mormugao. Follow Me, Volume 3 author Fr Nascimento says that as Christianity gained ground in the Goa of past centuries, churches multiplied across the area and were planned by the Portuguese who left the elaboration of details to local builders. Early churches were planned and built by the famous architect of the times, Fr. Joao de Faria. Jesuit Brother Francisco Aranha, an equally well-known architect, built the Cortalim Church in 1579. These structures tended to overwhelm people by their the grandeur and majesty. Local folklore ranked the "Paulistas" (Jesuits) with the Pandavas as magical builders, and they were believed by the lore to being able to huge structures literally in a single night, says the author of the new book. Brazil-born seventeenth century historiographer Fr Francisco de Sousa, who authored the Oriente Conquistador, has called Salcete the home of "...the Church's most resplendent Christianity in the East", notes the author of the book. A chapter of the book is dedicated to the Patriarchal Seminary of Rachol, now celebrating its fourth centenary (its foundation was laid in 1610). Other chapters focus on the taluka of Salcete, the last Jesuits in Salcete during the era of the Marquis of Pombal, and a very detailed section on all the parishes of Salcete and Mormugao. The last segment is a detailed view of parishes of Salcete and Mormugao, with a long list of every parish priests who served in these areas, including their short bio-datas. Some 458-pages in size, the book is illustrated with photos of the churches of the area, maps and a select bibliography. With this book, Fr Nascimento completes six books authored by him. Besides two others in the Follow Me series (covering Bardez and Tiswadi), he has written on Goan priests who have served across the globe (Proclaimers of God's Kingdom from Goa to Lisboa, 2001), a tribute to a highachieving Goan doctor (A Paean to an Ophthalmologist Prof Dr Gama Pinto, 2002), and a book on another coastal sub-district (Mormugao's Rich Heritage, 2006).

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The Sting of Peppercorns A novel Antonio Gomes
Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. Pp 296. Pb. ISBN 978-81-90568-2-96

The year is 1961, the month of May. In Portuguese Goa, in the village of Loutolim, on the west coast of India, Dona Isabella prepares for the unexpected return of her eldest and favourite son, Paulo, who is studying law in Coimbra, Portugal. On the very day of his return to Goa, Paulo barely escapes being killed by a group of masked guerrillas, seeking to overthrow the colonial Portuguese regime. Paulo's life and that of his rich and traditional family, takes a tragic turn with the military takeover of Goa after 451 years of Portuguese rule... This well-crafted story unfolds like a canvas, suffused with a profound sensibility, and a sense of foreboding.
Forty eight years later Goans are still sorting out the tangled web of their identities and allegiances, particularly those of the Catholic heritage. In this... novel The Sting of Peppercorns, Antonio Gomes, an esteemed cardiologist within the medical community, brilliantly illuminates complex strands of a citizenry, unsettled by various forces foreign and domestic. The characters of Senhor Afonso, Dona Isabela, Dona Rosita, Paulo, Amanda, Roberto, Carmina, Mari, Pedru, Winnie, Captain Antonio Borda de Mar, Tulsi, Tucaram, Angelina de Tor, Ana Sofia, and Uma – all play a critical role in each others life in baking a peculiar Goan “bebinca,” which, either one learns to live with all its contradictions, and charming complexity, or one engages into an exercise of self-torture to un-layer the centuries old “camadas da alma goesa.” .... Antonio Gomes, a medical doctor with specialization in cardiology, a poet, and a novelist, treats The Sting of Peppercorns with art and surgical precision. It is an engaging reading, which will sooth the restless soul of the Goan at home and in Diaspora. --Basilio Monteiro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Mass Communication, Journalism, TV and Film at St. John’s College of Professional Studies and a Vincentian Research Fellow.

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Modern Goan Literature Pivoting On the Point of Return: An Anthology Peter Nazareth (ed.)
Rs. 395 in Goa. Pp 478. Pb. ISBN 978-81-90568-25-8

An early, fascinating view of Goan writing, brought together by Peter Nazareth. First published in the 1980s, but only now available for the first time in Goa. It contains extracts from novels, essays, poems, short-stories (from 'the outside', and 'local' settings), stories of return, essays on home and exile, a one-act play, and bibliography and notes on contributors. Till now, this volume has been very rare and difficult to find in Goa, coming from far (Oakland University in Michigan). The single-most important volume that could help one understand the writing of 20th century Goa (and some earlier phases) in a nutshell. Prof. Nazareth's anthology was the first to present an amazing range of Goan and diaspora writing.
Extract: The Mango and the Tamarind Tree (Leslie de Noronha) Essays: Literature Essays: Background Extract: O Signo da Ira (Orlando da Costa) Poems Short Stories: The Return Extract: Sorrowing Lies My Land (Lambert Mascarenhas) Short Stories: The Outside Essays: Home, Exile and The Self Extract: In a Brown Mantle (Peter Nazareth) Essays: Background Play: The Undertaker

Peter Nazareth (born 1940) was born in Uganda of Goan and Malaysian ancestry, and was educated at Makerere University (Uganda) and at the universities of London and Leeds in England. While residing in Africa, he simultaneously served as senior finance officer in Idi Amin's finance ministry until 1973, when he accepted a fellowship at Yale University (United States) and emigrated from Uganda. He is currently professor of English and African-American World Studies at the University of Iowa (United States), where he is also a consultant to the International Writing Program. Nazareth attracted major media attention for teaching that university's popular course "Elvis as Anthology," which explores the deep mythological roots of Elvis Presley's roles in popular culture. His literary criticisms have been enriched by his trenchant observations of the fate of diverse global economic and academic migrants, spanning the Asian, African and black American cultural histories. This includes specifically, the Goan diaspora settled in Western countries, the post Idi Amin Asian emigration from Eastern Africa and of the cultural superstitions of the pre Obama presidency of American politics.
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Mirror to Goa Donna J Young
Price: Rs. 195 in Goa. Pp 178. Pb. ISBN 978-81-905682-1-0

Who is a Goan? What goes into shaping the Goan identity? This is an American look at the work of Goan fiction writers and scholars, and how their understanding shapes their views on identity. Novels, plays, short stories, and pamphlets reveal many aspects of Goan life -- specially about social status, race, political and social issues. This book presents an analysis of relevant literature. It also studies periodicals, interviews, internet sites and bulletin boards, to provide a panoramic view of issues from Goa. Mirror to Goa is Tucson, Arizonabased translator, writer and researcher Donna J. Young's work on Goan writing (done as part of her graduate degree in South Asian History at Geogia State). Check out the listing of Goa in creative writing (mainly featuring works in English) as an appendix to the book. Introduction Changing Identity Understanding Goa References Identity, in Transition Choosing a Tongue Expats, and Home Index

Goa In Creative Writing (annotated bibliography on texts in English)

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The Art of Coconut Craft Vijaydatta Lotlikar
Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. Pp xxx + 240. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-09-0 Profusely illustrated.

This is the unusual story of a Goan who fell in love with coconut craft. This man from a traditional goldsmith's family picked up and perfected the art of carving the coconut, its shell and its wood, into unexpectedly artistic designs. Special tips on how to take to this craft, elaborate information on the coconut and its many uses, and an insight into the master craftsman's work and love for his art. Some interesting facts from this book: There are sixteen classes of words to describe different types of coconuts in Konkani, the spoken language of Goa. Seven words describe leaf-related terms, five for the kernel, and a few more for the shell and husk. Lotlikar's book also points out to the large number of uses that coconut is put to, both in Goa and beyond. Collating information from diverse sources, Lotlikar notes that coconut is used in food products -- as coconut 'meat', in dessicated farm, coconut water, coconut milk, cream, spray-dried powder, coconut chips, copra, oil, toddy, and more.
Everything Coconut Coconut Craft Other Techniques Calling Coco Shells National Awards 2008 Coconut's Many Uses What You Can Achieve Marketing What The Others Say How Others Use coconut Getting Started Shell Craft Syllabus An Artist, His Work Terms from Goa Using The Tools Online Craft links His World, A Nut Shell Goa's Toddy-Tappers Art of Carving Master-Craftsman Hobby to Commerce

Appendix: Coconut Timeline

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Another Goa Frederick Noronha
Price: Rs. 245 in Goa. Pp 192. Pb. ISBN 978-81-905682-7-2

A journalist-publisher who has been active in cyberspace, presents a selection of his favourite writing in this book. It seeks to present alternative perspectives on Goa. Essays in this book focus on Goan migration, the land-grab going on in today's Goa, mining and how it despoils Goa, and the unearthing of the Sea Harriers scam which saw 16 out of 31 aircrafts crash (mostly around Goa) without taking part in a single war. From discussions on unusual but soft topics such as food outlets in Goa, to a no-punchespulled evaluation of the impact of mass tourism on Goa, and the author's encounter with the noted artist of Goan origin F.N. Souza ... all gets covered in this book. Says the writer: “These pages are a small effort to share with the reader --- specially the reader in Goa --- some perspectives which might lend to the debate about Goa. It is a small measure of 'paying back' to the region I've called home for over four decades, and to a place I have to be grateful to. Some 25 years after I entered this profession, I'm grateful to be able to get up each morning, enthusiastic and looking forward to what the day holds for me.” Digging for Roots Land Loot Crashing Harriers AIDS in the 1990s Corruption Kills After Tehelka A Patriot's Death Rail Losses Luso Trail in Stamps Drinking Iron Capitalism, Then

Population Puzzle Fertilizer Rethink Goan Overseas Tourism + 10 The Green Pen RTI Logjams Remembering Souza 150 kms For A Meal When Journos Err

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Medieval Goa: A Socio-Economic History Teotonio R de Souza
Price: Rs. 395 in Goa (pb). Rs 495 (hb).

Souza's PhD thesis, now re-published as Medieval Goa. It challenges the view that Portuguese rule in South Asia resulted in a period of golden rule in Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The author sees “Golden Goa” as an expression popularised by art historians with reference to baroque church architecture of the early centuries of the Portuguese rule. After a first century of nearly undisputed mastery over the western Indian ocean, and after a sufficiently long spell of prosperity, misfortunes began falling thick and fast upon the Portuguese Empire. In 1580, Portugal lost its independence and the crowns of Spain and Portugal were united in the person of Philip II of Spain, who assumed the title of Philip I of Portugal. True, Portuguese administration and trade were left in the hands of Portuguese nationals, but the royal authority in Spain showed little concern for the growing difficulties of the Portuguese in the East. Portugal had no foreign policy of its own and the enemies of Spain were turned into enemies of Portugal. Despite promises to the contrary, Spain also used financial resources and manpower from Portugal in order to quell Dutch insurgency against Spanish rule. In 1640, the Portuguese regained their independent rule, but it was too late to repair the damage to the national and imperial economy. The century-old fabric of the Portuguese eastern empire had been torn apart and appropriated by its North-European rivals.
Teotonio R. de Souza (born on 18 February 1947) is an Indian historian and the founder-director of the Goabased Xavier Centre of Historical Research, at Alto Porvorim. Based in Portugal since 1995, Teotonio R. de Souza heads the Department of History in the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Fellow of the Portuguese Academy of History since 1983, and of the Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa since 2000.

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Girls in Green: Memories from St Mary's
Rs. 120 in Goa. Pp 116. Pb. ISBN 978-81-90568-22-7 Essays penned by alumni of the Mapusa-based St Mary's Convent, a prominent six decade old institution from North Goa. The network that contributed to this book emerged from a virtual community built in cyberspace, and an electronic mailing-list called ChilliesNet. Twenty-nine essays dealing with various aspects of school life, focussing mainly on the Goa of the 1970s. From the conditions of the times (“wood floors, leaing roofs”) to the success stories of alumni who grew from sneaking a read of Archie comics during class-hours to becoming professors at the University themselves. Other themes include school day sports, romance and love, favourite teachers, finding their way from nearby villages to Mapusa, nostalgia of growing-up years, the charms and challenges of boarding life, networking alumni, multiple roles (“pupil, teacher... grandmom”) at a prominent local institution, meeting up after years and decades... in Toronto, and more. Eight pages of photographs picked from carefully-preserved albums give us a hint of what life was in Goa of another day. Anyone who lived through the Mapusa of the yesteryears would be able to identify this these images and words. From the cover: What was it like to study in a convent with wooden floors and a leaking roof? What does it mean to nostalgically walk down the past and remember our schooldays, even as the next generation takes our place? What does puppy love mean to a convent girl? And what did boarding life translate into, ina Goa of the seventies?

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Picture-Postcard Poverty Unheard voices, forgotten issues from rural Goa K Mani / F Noronha
Rs. 150 in Goa. Pp 130. Pb. ISBN 978-81-905682-8-9

Goa is often subsumed in media-driven cliches of being a beach-sun-and-fun place. This dominant projection sidetracks a range of other issues. Social activist Kalanand Mani and journalist Frederick Noronha focus on concerns emerging from the farm and field, and tell the story of a Goa often overlooked. They track down other work focussing on the concerns of the poor, in a way that seeks to build a closer understanding of Goa's heartland. In 12 chapters, it focuses on issues of rural displacement, poor health that still harms many in Goa, the impact of alcoholism, and casteism in Goa. It also touches on the impact of mining, mismanagement of Goa's huge water potential, the promise and perils of panchayati raj here, concerns of rural and poor women, and the reality that hides behind Goa's claims to be one of India's best States. The book takes a close look at the reality emerging from official figures too. It points to these figures to show too, to show that the reality can be far from what is usually officially projected. It narrates stories of huge sums wasted on large irrigation projects, hospitals built and lying under-utilised, the mysterious loss of assets of Hospicio and Asilo hospitals after their takeover by the government, and other wastes which Goa can little afford even as her people face the pressures. “Goa is often subsumed in media-driven cliches of being a beach-sun-and-fun place. The dominant image we are left with is of a State on permanent holiday, urbanised and inhabited by a Westernised middle-class. But its dominant projection sidetracks a range of other issues.”
Forests ... People Poor Health, Rural Goa's Hidden Enemy Liquor is Quicker No protein, Vanishing Fish, Wasted Subsidies It Pours, It Rains... Water Still A Neglected Issue Caste, an Old Story

Mining 'backbone', extracts high price

Goa Years: Re-Learning Revisiting Baina: A the Politics of Activism Forgotten Chapter

From the Grassroots, It's More than Politics

Goa Women: Still a Long Way Away

Infrastructure: Beyond Dry Numbers

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In Black and White: Insiders' Stories about the press in Goa
Price: Rs. 195 in Goa. Pp xxx + 240. Pb. ISBN 978-81-905682-0-3

An elaborate analysis of many aspects of the post-1961 media in Goa. This book covers over four decades of Goa's newspaper scene. It offers colourful -- if highly personalised and often critical -- stories of those who saw the media and how it works from the frontlines. Essays on the media in the first Assembly elections of 1963, attempts in the 1970s to build alternatives to the monopoly media, journalism in rural Goa... An analysis of Konkani journalism in Goa, crime reporting, free-sheeters, and more. Through the essays of diverse scribes, an insightful picture is created of the post1961 media in Goa, particularly the English-language and Konkani media. The essays are chronologically arranged, starting with the first English-language newspaper The Navhind Times, which began in 1963. Surprising insider stories tell us about the forces that shaped the media in Goa, and give a hint of why it is not taken serious on its claim of being a voice of the people. Papers which get discussed in this volume, besides the Navhind, include Novem Goem, the West Coast Times, Herald, Gomantak Times, freesheeters, outstation publications, Sunaparant and other Konkani publications, Ixtt and others. Given the reality that the media rarely discusses itself, this is a useful compiliation of essays of use to anyone wanting to understand the media in Goa, serious students wanting studying media and journalism courses which are now available in the State, and just about any citizen wanting to keep in touch with issues that shape our lives.

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Songs of the Surviors Yvonne Vaz-Ezdani
Rs. 295 in Goa. Pp 290. Pb. ISBN 978-81-905682-4-1

It was this book that started off all of Goa,1556's publication activities.... Six decades or two generations ago, a littleknown chapter of the history of Goans opened up in Burma, which was at that time a part of the British Empire. Goan migrants from the then Portuguese colony got caught up in the real-life drama and Japanese bombings of the city of Rangoon (now Yangon), and other parts of the country. The stories in this book, told by survivors of that war, recall in vivid detail how peaceful lives were shattered and the subsequent scrmble that occurred to evacuate to India. Some even walked home. These narratives of grit and determination in the face of fast-changing fortunes, have been collected by the editor, who wished to put down in print the incredible accounts she had often herself heard as a young girl growing up in post-independent Burma. The book, when first published, was met with surprise as many in Goa were then not aware of this chapter of Goan migration history. Songs of the Survivors is edited by educator Yvonne Vaz Ezdani, who herself lived in Burma till the early 1980s, along with a large extended family from Saligao that has largely since resettled here. Ezdani keeps busy with counselling students, and her two daughters Shannon and Rachel are settled in Australia. Writes editor Ezdani, “In an instant (during the War in 1941), the Goans' comfortable and serene lives were shattered and they were plunged into chaos and fear.” Many trekked back to India, through jungles and mountains and streams, and the stories of this generation, slowly fading away with age and memory, is recorded in this book. But some Goans even decided to stay on during Japanese occupation. When one reads their stories, the perils of migration and its impact become all that more stark, a reality often forgotten back in Goa. Some 20 contributors were born and grew up in British-ruled Burma. She writes: “This book may be about Goans in Burma, but it also seeks to record tales of determination and survival that are relevant to the human spirit everywhere.”

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Domnic's Goa Domnic Fernandes
Rs. 350 in Goa. Pp 264. Large size. ISBN 978-81-904640-0-0

Domnic Fernandes was working in the deserts of Saudi Arabia, when he discovered Goan networks in cyberspace, and started to share his writings there. The rest just fell in place. Scores of readers wrote back to appreciate his memories of another day. So much so, that he decided to write and entire book. And this is the result. This book tells you about the Goa that was... and how things existed some five to six decades ago. In thirty-one chapters, author Domnic Fernandes takes you through a nostalgic tour along yesterday's Goa. The topics he handles include the Goan coast of the yesteryears, entertainment in the Goa of yore, coping with the monsoons, forms of transport then, religiosity, early migration to the Gulf, simple luxuries in a child's life then, radio of the times, death rituals, alcohol in the Goa of the past, relatives, culinary science of the Goa we knew, wells, fruit, holidays and more. Among the most engrossing chapters are the one on social change in Anjuna, cinema theatres and the stereotyping of the Goan landlord in the local tiatr (theatre). Domnic is no academic, he's just telling the story as he knew it.
We see and experience life in its totality because Domnic enjoys life above all and has a sense of humor rather than being judgemental about the way people behave (although he believes that anything in excess is destructive). But he reinforces what he knows not only through study but also through practical experimentation. For example, he not only tells us how the ghumott is made: he takes lessons in playing traditional music and plays it in a band, even though he loves and describes international forms of music such as by Johnson and his Jolly Boys.... Domnic describes food; fruit (see the brilliant chapter, "Goa's guest from Brazil: the cashew"); travel; religion (inevitably including St. Francis Xavier); music; liquor (and its role in the community); the making and use of wells ("the water of life"); clothing; the importance of animals (cows, pigs, etc.); the importance of cow-dung to houses; love; marriage; family relationships; the seasons; the importance of sewing skills; the church painter; tiatr; the connections between Catholics and Hindus; the different classes and castes; and funerals. -- Peter Nazareth, Professor of English, University of Iowa, USA.

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Off-side John Aguiar
Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. Pp xxx + 240. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-09-0

The Perfect Match Maria de Lima Pereira
Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. Pp xxx + 240. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-09-0

Creative writing... one a collection of articles from the 1980s and 1990s that tells us something about the Goa that was. The other, a novel set among the Christian Goan community of Bombay (Mumbai) and Goa, giving an insight into the youth trends, aspirations and dreams of today.

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Goan Recipes and More Odette Mascarenhas
Price: Rs. 399 in Goa. Pp 238. Pb. ISBN 978-93-908116-5-9. Printed fully in colour. Large size.

This easy, step-by-step guide does not restrict itself to Goan cusine alone. It includes Pan Asian, Continental and a few Indian recipes too. The author is the daughter-in-law of famed chef of Goan origin, Masci (or, Miguel Arcanjo Mascarenhas) who cooked for kings and emperors of another era. He grew from being a humble Goan kitchen boy to one of the most celebrated chefs of his time, way back in the colonial 1920s. This is Mascarenhas' third book on food. Apart from her earlier tribute (also titled Masci), she has penned another food-related title called A Culinary Escapade of Goa. This title could attract attention, not only because Odette and her husband Joe, both who carry the ex-Taj tag, understand the food and restaurant scene in Goa. The more immediately apparent reason for this book's appeal is the way it has been dressed up in some of the more impressive Goa food photographs one has seen. Asavari Kulkarni, the young Goa Art College alumna behind the food images, is known to take her photography very seriously. Odette focuses on starters, soups, seafood (close to two dozen recipes here), chicken, 'red' meats, vegetable recipes, and desserts. Her first section is devoted to the food of Goa. In her 'More' section, which forms the second part of the book, Odette's offerings include Indian, continental, Asian, accompaniments and desserts. Range of recipes for starters, soups, seafood, chicken, red meat, vegetable, accompaniments, desserts and more. Both non-veg and veg. Recipes include Pork Vindaloo, Pork Amsol, Sorpotel, Beef Assado, Mogagaathi, Kelful Shaak (made from banana flowers), Costeletas de Grelhado (grilled lamb chop), King Fish Balchao (a spicy aromatic fish pickle), Tisreo Sukhe (shellfish without gravy), and a great deal moreIn addition: translation of spices and fish-names from English into Konkani and Hindi, a step-by-step guide to the pre-preparation of seafood, food that graces the Goan table, food from cosmopolitan Goa, pan-Asian food (Indian, Continental). A 2000-copy edition almost sold out in a year...
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Delights of Goa Alda Figueiredo
Price: Rs. 195 in Goa. Pp 162. Pb. ISBN 978-93-80739-21-2. Large size.

This book is a fast-seller, and not without reason. It's a comprehensive, simple, very reasonably priced book on Goan food that packs in tonnes of information within its pages. It offers a wide range of Goan cullinary skills all in one place. Veg, meat and seafood dishes are covered in this book. Also explained are common Goan ingredients and spices, pastes and masalas, and recipes for starters, chicken and pork dishes, lamb and beef dishes, fish and vegetable items, pickles and chutneys, salads and desserts. This is an ideal text from which you can pick up skills at different levels of Goan cooking. Also includes a food glossary. Figueiredo wrote the book in the UK. She grew up in Goa itself, and lived in Uganda, Africa till 1972 and Idi Amin. She wrote her book with the intention of giving some background into the history of Goa, and its culture. “I wrote this book specially for my children. Everytime they would ring me from university, asking for a recipe. So I had quite a few recipes already written for them,” says the author. And the love shows! The author expresses her love for diverse food -- English, Indian, Portuguese, Oriental and Italian cuisine. This book's recipes are based on authentic Goan dishes, adapted for Eastern and Western kitchens. Also included are tips for dishes from two other continents -- Africa and Europe -which the author and her family adopted as home for over four decades. “We lived in Asia, Africa and Europe,” she notes. Check out the helpful introduction to the history, culture and produce of Goa. This book is moving well and is on its way to becoming a “standard text” on Goan food. Commonly-used Commonly-used Spice powders Food Glossary Goan ingredients spices Starters Chicken dishes Pork dishes Fish/ veg/ pickles/ salads/ desserts

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Kornelia's Kitchen: Mediterranean Cooking for India Kornelia Santoro
Price: Rs. 295 in Goa. ISBN 978-93-80739-07-6

Yes, you can! That's Kornelia Santoro's message when it comes to cooking Mediterranean food in India, based on locally-available ingredients. Most recipes are Italian, but there are recipes from Greece, as well as some from the Middle East too. Having received so many compliments for her cooking, and with experience as a journalist in Germany, Kornelia was searching for something to get those creative juices flowing. “I enjoy being creative,” she says, “I like writing and I love to watch cooking shows. I follow the ‘Australian Masterchef’ religiously but I couldn’t find the necessary ingredients to cook the same dishes here. Tired of my complaints, my husband suggested I write my own cookbook.” Most of the recipes include ingredients that can be sourced locally and personal anecdotes and health tips accompany the recipes, a concept she thanks the Goa Writer’s Group for. Kornelia’s repertoire of recipes comes from cooking for her family and includes such favourites as Crusty Garlic Bread, Tuna Pate, Beef Tournay, the creamy Humus and tangy Tsatsiki. Well then, time to don those aprons and get cooking in ‘Kornelia’s Kitchen’.
I believe cooking is spiritual. When I cook, the love for my family and for my friends flows into the food”, says Kornelia Santoro. “We love Mediterranean Cuisine, but preparing the dishes can be a challenge in a country like India. In my recipes I only use ingredients you find everywhere in Goa, nothing fancy,” explains the author. “We are what we eat. If you want to keep your family healthy, home cooking is the way,” states Kornelia Santoro. “I consider cooking my favourite meditation. I always try to be in a good mood when I am preparing food in my kitchen. I have some music on and I dance around. Meals taste so much better when they are made with love.” -- The Navhind Times Get a sneak preview here: http://www.mediterraneancooking.in/ http://www.facebook.com/KorneliasKitchen

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Globalising Goa (1660-1820) Ernestine Carreira F o r t h c o m i n g (2013)
A wide-ranging account of the place Goa occupied both in India and the world beyond, before the advent of the British Raj. It was the capital of an European maritime empire that teetered on the brink of collapse in the tumultuous seventeenth century, only to become a thriving cultural, religious and diplomatic hub in the 18th century, building close relations with the foremost continental empires of the day -- Mogul, Maratha and Mysore. The globalisation of trade in the 18th century restored its former Atlantic ties via Brazil and the development of the African slave trade, while also opening doors to the Orient, via China and the opium markets. Within a century, however, it was but a modest outpost of the bustling Bombay. Part 1. From Empire to Estado : Locating Goa inside and outside Portuguese imperial dynamics (1660 – 1822) Ch 1. Estado da ĺndia/Estado de Goa: The shifting boundaries of the area governed by Goa. Ch 2. An Empire for Sale: French and British companies in their strategic bids to take over Estado da ĺndia ports (1661-1813) Ch 3. The Corporatist Empire and Cosmopolitanism: French officers in the service of Goa. Ch 4. Between Catholic Solidarity and Collusive Networking: Luso-French relations in India in the Dupleix era. Ch 5. Between two Peripheries: Goa and the French establishments on the Malabar coast. Ch 6. Outposts of Trade and Peripheral Settlements: The Catholics of Surat from the 17-19th centuries. Part 2. Capitalizing on the Catholic Nation in Western India: Goa’s Regional Networks of Influence in the Eighteenth Century

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Stay Safe, Cybercitizen!! E-book. Illustrated by Vijay Kumar Kakade. Lucius Lobo Forthcoming
ISBN 978-93-80739-29-8 Whether for business or personal use, the cyber world in ubiquitous, and will be only more pervasive in the future. It simplifies the jargon from the complex world of spam, computer viruses, trojans, spyware, corporate espionage, hacks, cyber war, cyber protests, social networking privacy and complicated security technologies. See http://luciusonsecurity.blogspot.com -- an information security blog which aims to highlight global and India-specific security risks faced by computer and mobile users. In this book, Lucius takes us through a number of threat scenarios that we cyber-citizens would simply have never considered or thought possible. He has succinctly highlighted the risks we face regularly and has suggested simple precautions that can help us to remain secure in our online journeys. This book also has an underlying message for governments: the need to wake up to these threats and educate their citizens to remain vigilant not only in the physical world but also in their online activities. Lucius Lobo is an experienced security professional, blogger and the head of a large security consulting practice. He was also a member on the Internet Security Council of the World Economic Forum and is a founder-director of the Cloud Security Alliance, Mumbai chapter. Lobo is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), with over twenty years of industry experience in the communications and security industry with publications in leading magazines, and a regular speaker at security conferences. He authors a consumer-focused security awareness blog at luciusonsecurity.blogspot.com which provides security insights to both consumers and security professionals. Opinions expressed remain his own and are not the views of the organisations he works for or represents. Based in Mumbai, Lobo traces his roots to Goa. Email lucius_lobo@yahoo.com Twitter @luciuslobo Cyber Security Landscape Personal Privacy and Safety Identity Theft and Passwords Email Scams At Work

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