Book review of India and the West: The First Encounters (particularly in Goan Salcete)

 

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        On the Spice Trail

Europe Discovers India in Goa

Joseph Velinkar

Goa,1556 & Golden Heart Emporium: 2016

Pp 376  Rs. 400

India and the West

The First Encounters (particularly in Goan Salcete)

Joseph Velinkar

CinnamonTeal Publishing: 2016

2nd Edition

Pp 278 Rs. 299


Goa has always been a mystery. And many have delved into it. From the famous flight of the arrow off the Western Ghats to its present-day impassioned claims to Indian-ness amidst its strong semi-Lusitanian outlook; from the solid middle-class endorsement of social mores to its openness to junkies and other unmentionables over recent decades; from the killing of Fr. Aquaviva (who visited Akbar’s court) and his companions in Cuncolim to the apparent acquiescence to extensive conversions and the Inquisition; from the courage to stay put when several thousands were fleeing from marauders of various hues to the universal attitude described by Martin Niemoller in all that happens to Goa even today. There is mystery in our most impressive prehistoric, village-level self-government which ran for centuries until it gave way to “liberated” party politics. Mystery also surrounds our unique, prehistoric method of harnessing the tidal waters (Khazans) with its intricate canals and sluice gates, and embankments of mud and laterite, protecting our agriculture from the ravages of tidal waters, a system unequalled anywhere in the world – except perhaps the dykes of the Netherlands. But most often today, the mystery of Goa spills out of tourist-brochures – while the drug-trade and human trafficking continue to be a mystery to the powers that be.

The two books under review delve into the mystery of Goa as it was perceived by European traders / settlers / conquerors; Goa as it evolved from a mere trading point to the grand Estado da India. So it was in 1998 that India and The West came to be published by Fr. Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture, Mumbai; the Foreword to this book was written ten years earlier by Dr. George M. Moraes, the celebrated historian-author, with Kadamba Kula (1931), History of Christianity in India (1964) among others, to his name; one-time head of the aforesaid Heras Institute, Dr. Moraes did not live to see the book published as he passed away in 1994. The publication of the second edition of the book has been boldly undertaken by CinnamonTeal Publishing, Goa.

On The Spice Trail is a Goa1556 venture in association with Golden Heart Emporium – (hereafter referred to as Spice for brevity). While India and The West rose out of a doctoral dissertation and concentrates on Salcete, Spice takes on a larger canvas covering the whole of Goa – and a longer period in time. But both in effect cover the same ground. The author in his Prologue says Spice is an expansion and continuation of the earlier book. The “expansion” aspect is quite apparent, and inevitable, since much of what happened in Salcete happened in the rest of the territory – except for the violence in Cuncolim. But Fr. Velinkar appears to be at pains to show, in both the books, that all the conversions to Christianity (in Goa) at the hands of the European missionaries were voluntary. He talks of pressures brought in by one member of a converted family upon the other non-converted members, but no pressure, he says, was brought by the proselytising powers. Amen!

There are details of those initial encounters and negotiations, victories and defeats … mixed with treachery, and desertions by mercenary forces. The encounters kept the various conquerors on their toes but one misses references to what may be mere folklore as in the joint suicide of the women in Chandor equivalent to the ‘johar’ of Rajasthan, historic events like the Pinto revolt and references to the British regime during the Napoleonic wars. The Inquisition takes all of two pages in Spice Trail and is not even mentioned in the other book. A major source of delight for the avid reader of Goa’s history is the detailed description of the formation of the gaunkari system – and the successful functioning thereof for centuries (which the Muslim invaders recognised and supported and the Portuguese renamed as comunidade). The post-1961 plight of the comunidades does not merit comment.

Both the books start with a detailed introduction to the geography of Goa so that when we move into the military operations we are familiar with the routes taken and have a fair idea of topology. Which, for the lay reader, makes for a compact one-volume presentation on Goa of the 16th century.

Reviewed by,

STANLEY COUTINHO
CONSULTANT,
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Sathish Dalvi Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.120 Paperback
Jinnechim Panvalam (Footprints of Life) Pio Esteves Esteves Prokaxon N/A Rs.30 Paperback
आमोणें – एक लोकजीण (Amonnem- Yek Lokjinn) Jyanti Naik Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.150 Hardback
हाडामासाचीं देवळां (Hadamasachim Devalam) Sanjiv Verenkar Navishri Creation N/A Rs.200 Paperback
Mohabharot (Adi Porv) Prof. L.A. Rodrigues Shri. Avertano Furtado N/A Rs.40 Hardback
कायघांच्या दर्यांतलीं ल्हारां (kaydyanchya Daryantalim
Iharam)
N.Bernard D’souza Sanjana Publications N/A Rs.150 Paperback
तालगडी (Talgadi: Collection of Newspaper Articles) Sandesh Prabhudesai Sanjana Publications N/A Rs.199 Paperback
ज्‍वालामुखी (Jvalamukhi: A Collection of Essays) Gudalupe Dias Sanjana Publications N/A Rs.190 Paperback
गोंयची लोकक़ला (Goyanchim Lokkala) Jayanti Naik Avadhut Amonkar N/A Rs.27 Paperback
Jinnechea Som’dirant John M. Alfonso, Karmelit Dhyanavana Publication N/A Rs.110 Paperback
Sankoll Bonaventure D’Pietro Dalgado Konknni Akademi N/A Rs.250 Paperback
Konkanni Mhonn’nneanchi Zannvay Almir de Sousa Almir de Sousa N/A Rs.100 Paperback
Sotachim Kirnnam Eusebio Gomes Futardo Publication N/A Rs.30 Paperback
Suryauday Vincy Quadros Dalgado Konknni Akademi N/A Rs.150 Paperback
Polloilam Tem Boroilam Tomazinho Cardozo Omor Prakason N/A Rs.80 Paperback
Potrkarita Stanley Vaz Angie Publications N/A Rs.200 Paperback
अघळ पघळ (Aghall Paghal: Collection of Essays) Ravindra Kelekar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.60 Paperback
कर्लेची बनवड (Karlechim Bonvod) Jayanti Naik Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.65 Paperback
तीन सोद निबंद (Tin Sodd Niband : Research Papers) Pro. Buxan Bave, Dr. Arun Heblekar, Shri. Pandurang
Phaldesai
Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.25 Paperback
गोंय आनी गोंयकारपण (Goem Ani Goenkarponn: Collection of
Articles)
Prakash Talavnekar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.50 Paperback
पेडणेचो दसरो (Pednecho Dosaro) Jayanti Naik Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.40 Paperback
रथा तुज्यो घुडयो: आमोणेचीं धोलो गीतां (Rotha Tujeo Ghuddio:
Amonnechim Dhalo-Gitam)
Jayanti Naik Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.40 Paperback
परीस – स्पर्श (Biography) Anant Dattaram Kelkar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.180 Paperback
ताठ काणों (Taath Kanna) Dr. P.S.Ramani (Konkani Translation: Hema Naik) Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.150 Paperback
Goycho Pormoll Premanand A. Lotlikar, Vincy Quadros Dalgado Konknni Akademi N/A Rs.20 Paperback
Bhag. Juze Vaz: Jezucho ani Moriecho Gulam’ Oscar De Noronha Third Millennium 978-81-930707-1-0 Rs.99 Paperback
Pai Tiartist : Joao Agostinho Fernandes John Gomes Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.40 Paperback
Kristanvancho Zagor Sod-Vavr Marcos Gonsalves Dalgado Konknni Akademi 978-81-928013-0-8 Rs. 250 Paperback
Konknni Oparincho Jhelo Brazinho Soares Kalapurkar Tadeu Soares Prokaxon N/A Rs.65 Paperback
Kombreo Selza Lopes Omor Publications N/A Rs.70 Paperback
Ale Bele Pio Esteves Esteves Prokaxon N/A Rs.200 Paperback
जयंतीची कथा (Jayantichi Katha: A Critical Appraisal) Avadhut Amonkar Rajaee Prakashan N/A Rs.125 Paperback
लोकमंथन (Lokmanthan) Jayanti Naik Rajaee Prakashan N/A Rs.120 Paperback
अस्मिताययेचो कसाय (Asmitayecho Kasaay : Compilation of
selected articles)
Uday Bhembre Sanjana Publications 978-81-931381-8-2 Rs.200 Paperback
धर्मायण (Dharmayan) N. Shivdas Urba Prakashan N/A Rs.200 Paperback
सत्यांजली (Satyanjali: A Collection of Articles on Satyawan
Kossambe)
Dinesh RA. Manerkar Sanjana Publications N/A Rs. Paperback
श्रीनारदाचीं (Shree Naradhachim Bhktisutra ) Ganapati Laximan Dandekar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.100 Paperback
समग्र शणै गोंयबाब खंड – 2 (Samagra Shenoi Goembab: Collected
literature of Shenoi Goembab)
Goa Konkani Akademi Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.220 Paperback
मार्गदर्शी व्यक्तीमत्वां : जिणेच्या प्रायोजना विशीं भासाभास
(Margadarshi Vyaktimatvan : Jinechya Prayojanavishim Bhasabhas)
Bhushan Bhave Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.140 Paperback
समग्र शणै गोंयबाब खंड – 4 (Samagra Shenoi Goembab) Goa Konkani Akademi Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.200 Paperback
भािषक संघषचे समाजशास्त्र (Samajshastra) Ravindra Kelekar Rajhauns Vitaran N/A Rs.135 Paperback
भक्तियोग (Bhaktiyog) Manikrao Ram Naik Gaunekar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.100 Paperback
कर्मयोग (swami vivekananda) Manikrao Ram Naik Gaunekar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.100 Paperback
आमचें मन : भलायकी, दुयेंस आनी उपचार (Amche Man : Bhalayanki, Duyens Ani Upchar) Dr. Ravindra Agrawal, Dr. Abhijit Nadkarni, Dr. Anil Rane Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.100 Paperback
तळय उखल्ली खेळ्य़ानी : अमोंनेचीं शिगम्यचीं – गीतां (Tolloi Ukhol’li Khelleamni : Amonnechim Shigmeachi-Gitam) Jayanti Naik Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.35 Paperback
लक्ष्‍मणराव सरदेसय (Laxmanrao Sardesai: Monograph on Life
and Work)
Prakash Thali Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.100
आॅटिझम (Autism) Maya Mangesh Kamat Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.120 Paperback
तुमच्या कण्‍याची काळजी घेयात (Take Care of your Back:
Medical)
Dr. P.S. Ramani Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.50 Paperback
तियात्राचो इतिहास (Tiatracho Itihas) Prakash Thali Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.35 Paperback
कौल (Koul) Dr. Harischandra Nagvenkar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.100 Paperback
अंता अंता शिरिमंता (Anta Anta Shririmanta) Rajay Pawar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.25 Paperback
फ्लोटिंग लायफ (Floating Life) Prasad Suresh Pagi Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.130 Paperback
समग्र शणै गोंयबाब खंड – 1 (Samagra Shenoi Goembab: Collected
literature of Shenoi Goembab)
Goa Konkani Akademi Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.210 Paperback
पाजण (Pazann) Pundalik Narayan Naik Apurbai Prakashan 81-86488-76-6 Rs.100 Paperback
शान्तम् शिवम् अव्‍दैतम् भूतान (Shantam, Shivam, advaitam
Bhutan: Travelogue)
Dilip Borkar Beemb Prakashan 978-93-84951-95-5 Rs.200 Paperback
ती जीण ते खीण (Tee Jeen te Kheenn : A Collection of
articles)
Ashok Kamat Sanjana Publications N/A Rs.195 Paperback
स्टेथोस्कोप (Stethoscope: Medical) Dr. Umanath V. Rataboli Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.70 Paperback
साहित्य शिल्प (Sahitya Shilp : Research Papers) Goa Konkani Akademi Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.50 Paperback
बाकीबाब बोरकार (Bakibaba : Monograph on Life and Work) Prakash Thali Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.75 Paperback
समूळ होमियोपथी उपाय (Samul Homeopathy Uday) Dr. Urba Naik Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.170 Paperback
कोंकणी भग्तिगीतां (Konkani Bhagtigitam) Jose Pereira Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.140 Paperback
आरोग्यं धनसंपदा (Arogyam Dhanasampada : Medical) Dr. Anand Helekar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.125 Paperback
गोंयचे सुटकेचे लाब आनी गोंय राज्याचो फुडार (Achievements of
Goa’s Liberation and Future of Goa)
Rajendra Arlekar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.20 Paperback
नादब्रह्‍म (Nadbrahma) Shakuntala Bharane Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.140 Paperback
ऊंच हावेस ऊंच माथें (Unch Haves Unch Mathem) Damodar Mauzo Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.20 Paperback
पुरूषोतम काकोडकार जिवीत आनी कार्य (Purshottam Kakodkar :
Jivit Ani Karya)
Dr. Harischandra Nagvenkar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.100 Paperback
संवसरीक तत्वगिन्यान इतिहास आनी वळख (Samvsarik Tatvaginyan :
Itihas Aanni Valakha)
Dr. Kamaladevi Kunkolienkar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.130 Paperback
कांसावलेचें रायां फेस्त (Kansavalechem Rayam Festa) Chandrakant Keni Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.20 Paperback
कोंकणी भाशा : प्रकृती आनी परंपरा (Konkani Bhasha : Prakriti
Ani Parampara)
Dr. S. B. Kulkarni, Bhushan Bhave Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.140 Paperback
भलायकेचो रखणदार (Bhalaikencho Rhakhandar : Medical) Dr. Bhikaji Ghanekar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.100 Paperback
शतकाचे स्वरचाणे (Shetkache Swarchar) Dr. V. B Deshpande Swardana Pratikshan Rs.100 Paperback
गोंयांतले रुख (Goyantle Rukh) Dr. Kasturi Narayan Desai Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.15 Paperback

 

DSC00156Renuka Nayak, was born in Mumbai and spent a good part of her life in Africa and Cambodia. She currently lives in Mangalore. She is a teacher by profession and a mother to two naughty boys who keep her on her toes all day; yet the writer in her makes sure to write a few lines each day. She believes that she was born with a pen in her hand rather than a silver spoon in her mouth.

The author of Expect the Unexpected, when asked about what inspired her to write a book about fear, betrayal and suspense, had the following to say, Books always fascinated me. The stories would take me to a different world. I would relive the characters. One fine day, just like that I sat down with a book and a pen and began to write. That’s when I realized that I enjoyed writing as much I enjoyed reading. I fell in love with the idea of making up my own stories and bringing the characters to life. That’s when I decided to write a book. My dream of writing a book came true when I took a break from work (I am a teacher) as I was expecting my second child. I finally found the time to pen down my stories. That is when ‘Expect the unexpected’ happened. ‘Expect the unexpected’ is a collection of short stories on betrayal, fear and suspense. It would appeal to the senses of one and all. I would like to write more books in future.9789385523495_fc

Expect the Unexpected by Renuka Nayak

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Books on Goa Available at The Dogears Bookshop

Below is a list of titles available at The Dogears Bookshop. Call 98503 98530 / 88056 46643 to check for status on availability.

Title Author Publisher ISBN MRP Format
ARCHITECTURE
Lived Heritage, Shared Space Angelo Costa Silveira Yoda Press 81-903634-7-6 Rs. 495 Paperback
Whitewash, Red Stone Paulo Varela Gomes Yoda Press 93-80403-00-3 Rs. 450 Paperback
Churches of Goa Jose Pereira Oxford University Press 0-19566541-4 Rs. 350 Paperback
The Parish Churches of Goa Jose Lourenco Broadway Publishing House 9789380837192 Rs. 595 Paperback
Written in Stone: Jesuit Buildings in Goa and their Artistic and Architectural Features Cristina Osswald Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium Bookshop 978-93-80739-16-8 Rs. 400 Paperback
BIOGRAPHY
Shenai Goembab: The Man and His Work Shantaram Varde Valaulikar Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs. 25 Paperback
Battles Waged, Lasting Dreams: Aquino de Braganca: The Man and His Times Silvia Braganca Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-19-9 Rs. 350 Paperback
Francisco Luis Gomes 1829-1869: A Select Reader Luis De Assis Correia Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-28-1 Rs. 350 Paperback
Everything is Grace: Diary of An International Global Immigrant Priest Fr. George Aranha Ed.D Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-88-5 Rs. 400 Paperback
A Journey To Remember: Memoirs of My Professional and Leisure Life Vitorino A. Pinto Third Millennium 978-81-904389-7-1 Rs. 195 Paperback
Vamona Navelcar: An Artist of Three Continents Anne Ketteringham Reality Premedia Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune N/A Rs. 900 Paperback
The Heroic: Saint Francis Xavier Patrick J. Lobo Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-12-8 Rs. 495 Paperback
Unladylike: A Memoir Radhika Vaz Aleph Book Company 978-93-83064-17-5 Rs. 299 Paperback
Of Divine Bondage: The Epic Life of St. Joseph Vaz Oscar de Noronha Third Millennium N/A Rs. 250 Paperback
Dharmanand Kosambi: The Essential Writings Meera Kosambi Permanent Black 817824374-1 Rs. 495 Paperback
Faces of Colonial India: The Work of Goan Artist Antonio Xavier de Trindade Fatima da Silva Gracias Fundacao Oriente / Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-09-8 Rs. 995 Paperback
My Days in Journalism Ervell E. Menezes Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-14-2 Rs. 170 Paperback
Profiles of Eminent Goans : Past and Present J. Clement Vaz Ph.D Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-619-8 Rs. 400 Hardcover
Luis De Menezes Braganca : Nationalism, Secularism And Free-Thought In Portuguese Goa Sushila Sawant Mendes Directorate of Art & Culture 978-81-923329-4-9 Rs. 850 Hardcover
Dalgado: The Man and the Scholar Fr. A. Pereira S.J Sahitya Akademi N/A Rs. 40 Hardcover
Shreyarthee Dilip Borkar Bimb Publications N/A Rs. 200 Hardcover
Goencho Saib Rajan Narayan Goan Observer Pvt. Ltd. N/A Rs. 150 Paperback
Goa’s Foremost Nationalist: Jose Inacio Candido de Loyola Edited by Charles J. Borges, Translated by Lino Leitao Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-259-1 Rs. 650 Hardcover
BOOKS IN PORTUGUESE
Viagens do reino para a Índia e da Índia para o reino (1608-1612): Diarios de navegação coligidos por D. António de Ataíde no século XVII (Volume I) Introdução e notas do Comandante Humberto Leitão Agência-Geral do Ultramar, Lisboa – MCMLVII N/A Rs. 1000 Paperback
O fim dos séculos: Goa, Damão, Diu Antonio Correia de Lima Bertrand editora 972-25-0994-2 Rs. 1000 Paperback
O fim dos séculos: Goa, Damão, Diu Antonio Correia de Lima Bertrand editora 972-25-0994-2 Rs. 1000 Paperback
O espião Alemão em Goa: Operação Long Shanks, 1943 Jose Antonio Barreiros Hugin 972-794-006-4 Rs. 1000 Paperback
Portugal os anos do fim: de Goa ao largo do Carmo Jaime Nogueira Pinto Sociedade de Publicações de Economica e Finanças, LDA. N/A Rs. 1000 Paperback
Preia-Mar: Um Romance Epitacio Pais Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-68-7 Rs. 350 Paperback
Arte da Lingoa Canarím Padre Thomaz Estevao (Fr. Thomas Stephens) CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-81542-40-8 Rs. 695 Hardcover
Vivências Partilhadas Maria Elsa da Rocha Third Millennium 81-903648-6-3 Rs. 250 Paperback
A História de Cuncolim Adv. Lingu Raghuvir Dalvi Late Adv. Dattaram Lingu Dalvi Memorial Trust N/A Rs. 300 Paperback
Contos e Narrativas Carmo de Noronha Maureen & Camvet Publishers Pvt. Ltd. N/A Rs. Paperback
Readings in Indo-Portuguese Literature: Episódio Oriental Edited by Maria Ines Figueira & Oscar de Noronha Fundacao Oriente / Third Millennium 978-81-904389-1-9 Rs. 225 Paperback
Dicionário de Literatura Goesa(A-Z) Aleixo Manuel da Costa Fundacao Oriente / Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80837-56-7 Rs. 350 Hardcover
Boddki: Romance Agostinho Fernandes Third Millennium 978-81-904389-6-4 Rs. 400 Paperback
…Por Além do Além: Romance-Ficção Agostinho Fernandes Third Millennium 978-81-904389-2-6 Rs. 275 Paperback
COOKBOOKS / GOAN CUISINE
Goan Seafood Recipes ICAR- Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-38-8 Rs. 350 Paperback
Cozinha de Goa: History and Tradition of Goan Food Fatima da Silva Gracias Goa, 1556 / Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80739-09-0 Rs. 295 Paperback
Goan Cookbook Joyce Fernandes Broadway Bookcentre N/A Rs. 200 Paperback
Jane D’Souza’s Cookbook Jane D’Souza Fountainhead Publications, Mangalore N/A Rs. 250 Paperback
A Culinary Escapade of Goa: A Review of 40 Restaurants Odette Mascarenhas Joe Mascarenhas N/A Rs. 275 Paperback
Swaadisht Amita Talaulicar Rajhauns Vitaran 81-7810-446-6 Rs. 165 Paperback
Successful Goan Wines Edwin Saldanha Rajhauns Vitaran 978-81-85854-11-4 Rs. 165 Paperback
Goan Dishes Sudha S. Amonkar Rajhauns Vitaran 81-85339-41-4 Rs. 110 Paperback
A Treasure Trove of Goan Mango Dishes Nilima M. Kamat Rajhauns Vitaran 978-81-85854-99-8 Rs. 165 Paperback
The Culinary Heritage of Goa Odette Mascarenhas Joe Mascarenhas 978-83-908116-8-0 Rs. 1199 Hardcover
Good Food & Lots More Gilda Mendonsa Maureen and Camvet Publishers Pvt. Ltd. N/A Rs. 275 Paperback
Ishtann: The best of Goan Saraswat Cuisine Padma Mahale Printer’s Devil 978-81-906259-9-9 Rs. 250 Paperback
The Essential Goa Cookbook Maria Teresa Menezes Penguin Books 978-0-14-100087-9 Rs. 450 Paperback
Times Food Guide: Restaurants, Beach Shacks and Bars Odette Mascarenhas Times Group Books 978-93-84038-50-2 Rs. 299 Paperback
Potpuja: Timeless Goan recipes with a 5-week time-table (Available in English and Konkani) Usha Vaman Bale Printer’s Devil 978-81-906251-1-3 Rs. 250 Paperback
Swayampaak Riya Lotlikar Naresh Sawal N/A Rs. 150 Paperback
GOAN DIASPORA
New Songs of the Survivors Yvonne Vaz Ezdani Speaking Tiger 978-93-85755-18-7 Rs. 350 Paperback
Community, Memory, and Migration in Globalizing World: The Goan Experience, c. 1890-1980 Margret Frenz Oxford University Press 0-19-945175-3 Rs. 995 Hardcover
A Railway Runs Through: Goans of British East Africa, 1865-1980 Selma Carvalho CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-84129-21-7 Rs. 520 Paperback
From Coconut Trees to Oil Wells: Journeys, links and solidarity between Goa and Kuwait Anthony Veronica Fernandes Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 9789380739700 Rs. 200 Paperback
Into the Diaspora Wilderness: Goa’s Untold Migration Stories from the British Empire to the New World Selma Carvalho Goa, 1556 / Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80739-02-1 Rs. 345 Paperback
More Matata: Love after the Mau Mau: A Novel Set in Goa and Kenya Braz Menezes Matata Books 978-1480086333 Rs. 350 Paperback
Beyond the Cape: Sin, Saints, Slaves, Settlers (Just Matata: Second Edition) Braz Menezes Matata Books 978-1519724298 Rs. 350 Paperback
GOAN SOCIETY / COMMENTARY / OPINION
For the Konkani Students (Konkani Vidhyarthyank) Shenai Goembab/ Translated by: Srinivas Kamat Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs. 30 Paperback
The Mussoll Dance of Chandor: The dance of Christian Kshatriyas Zenaides Morenas The Clarissa Vaz e Morenas N/A Rs. 250 Paperback
The Many Faces of Sundorem : Women in Goa Fatima da Silva Gracias Surya Publications 978-81-7525-823-5 Rs. 395 Paperback
Another Goa Frederick Noronha Goa, 1556 / Broadway Book Centre 978-81-905682-7-2 Rs. 245 Paperback
Raw Earth Alexandre Moniz Barbosa Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-39-5 Rs. 295 Paperback
Land & People of Indian States & Union Territories (Vol. 7): Goa Edited by: S C Bhatt & Gopal K Bhargava Kalpaz Publications 81-7835-363-6 Rs. 830 Hardcover
Encyclopedia of Art and Culture in India (Vol. 14): Goa Editor: Gopal Bhargava Isha Books 81-8205-440-0 Rs. 1200 Hardcover
Texts, Tomes Treasures: The evolution of Goa’s Publica Livraria Maria Pia de Menezes Rodrigues Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium N/A Rs. 200 Paperback
Portuguese Language and Literature in Goa: Past, Present and Future (A compilation of articles presented at the National Level Seminar organized by V.M. Salgaocar College of Law in association with Ismilda Research Consultancy) Edited by Dr. Carmo D’souza CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-84129-170 Rs. 450 Paperback
Parmal: The Eternal Fragrance of Goan Heritage (Volume 6) Edited by Prava Rai Goa Heritage Action Group N/A Rs. 200 Paperback
Parmal: The Eternal Fragrance of Goan Heritage (Volume 7) Edited by Prava Rai Goa Heritage Action Group N/A Rs. 200 Paperback
Birds of Goa Heinz Lainer and Rahul Alvares The Goa Foundation 81-85569-61-4 Rs. 800 Paperback
When The Curtains Rise: Understanding Goa’s Vibrant Konkani Theatre Andre Rafael Fernandes Published with the support of Tiatr Academy of Goa and Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-01-4 Rs. 195 Hardcover
Public Matters Eduardo Faleiro Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-29-6 Rs. 300 Hardcover
Environment and Development Sangeeta M. Sonak Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80837-91-8 Rs. 499 Hardcover
Goa- Looking Back Looking Froward Dr. Brijpal Singh Gahloth, Dr. Elizabeth Joey Henriques, Ms. Deepa Prajith Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-34-0 Rs. 595 Paperback
Women’s Health in Goa Shaila Desouza Concept Publishing Company 81-8069-256-6 Rs. 550 Hardcover
Demographic Transition in Goa and Its Policy Implications V. A. Pai Panandiker, P. N. Chaudhuri Uppal Publishing House N/A Rs. 150 Hardcover
Konkani Literature in Roman Script Prof. Dr. Olivinho Gomes Dalgado Konknni Akademi N/A Rs. 190 Hardcover
Feasts, Feni and Firecrackers: Life of a Village Schoolboy in Portuguese Goa Mel D’souza Mel D’souza 1-895109-44-2 Rs. 200 Paperback
Eat Dust – Mining and Greed in Goa Hartman de Souza HarperCollins Publishers 978-93-5136-484-9 Rs. 350 Paperback
Hindu-Catholic Engagements in Goa: Religion, Colonialism and Modernity Alexander Henn Orient Blackswan 978-81-250-5521-1 Rs. 895 Hardcover
Faces of Goa Karin Larsen Gyan Publishing House 81-212-0584-0 Rs. 720 Hardcover
Kaleidoscope of Women in Goa Fatima da Silva Gracias Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-591-4 Rs. 250 Hardcover
Goa: A Social History (1510-1640) P. D. Xavier Rajhauns Vitaran 978-81-85339-91-0 Rs. 800 Hardcover
Goa: A Social History (1640-1750) Dr. Sheela Srinivasan Rajhauns Vitaran N/A Rs. 950 Hardcover
Fish Curry and Rice: A Sourcebook on Goa, Its Ecology and Life-style Claude Alvares Goa Foundations Publications 81-85569-48-7 Rs. 750 Hardcover
Traditional Occupations of Goa Pantaleao Fernandes The Word Publications 978-81-903985-5-8 Rs. 2000 Hardcover
Bomoicar: Stories of Bombay Goans, 1920-1980 Compiled and Edited by Reena Martins Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-42-7 Rs. 200 Paperback
Passion in Paradise: Modern Day Catholicism in Goa Christina Fernandes Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-46-5 Rs. 250 Hardcover
Filomena’s Journeys: A Portrait Of a Marriage, a Family & a Culture Maria Aurora Couto Aleph Book Company 978-93-82277-04-0 Rs. 495 Hardcover
Glimpses of Goa’s Cultural Heritage Bhiva P Parab Broadway Publishing House 9789380837666 Rs. 75 Paperback
Diamonds Under My Feet: Touching stories of families battling alcoholism in Goa and elsewhere Maria Viency Cardozo Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium, Goa Book.Club 9789380739991 Rs. 200 Paperback
Ethnography of Goa, Daman and Diu A. B. de Braganca Pereira Penguin India 978-0-670-08152-3 Rs. 799 Hardcover
Encyclopaedia of Cities and Towns in India (Vol. 10): Goa Dr. N. Seshagiri (Ed.) Gyan Publishing House 978-1480086333 Rs. 1040 Hardcover
Diary of a Servant: A Personal Account of the Shocking Abuse and Injustice Suffered by the Women and Children of Goa Auda Viegas Bailancho Ekvott (NGO) 978-1-291-77706-2 Rs. 200 Paperback
Eco-culture Goa Paradigm Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar Broadway Publishing House 9789380837550 Rs. 295 Paperback
One for the Road: Role of Alcohol in Goan Society Biula V. Cruz e Pereira Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-82-3 Rs. 350 Paperback
Demographic Transition in Goa and its Policy Implications V. A. Pai Panandiker and P. N. Chaudhuri Uppal Publishing House N/A Rs. 150 Hardcover
Employment and Development in Goa Silvia M. de Mendonca e Noronha Broadway Book Centre 978-93-80837-09-3 Rs. 395 Hardcover
Goan Economy: An analysis of select issues Silvia M. de Mendonca e Noronha Broadway Publishing House 9789380837970 Rs. 399 Paperback
Human Rights & Indigenous peoples in Goa Vijay Madhu Gawas Broadway Publishing House 9789384298364 Rs. 300 Paperback
The Tulsi and the Cross: Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter in Goa Rosa Maria Perez Orient Blackswan / RCS Publishers 978-81-923046-0-1 Rs. 650 Hardcover
Being A Goan Christian : The Politics of Identity, Rift and Synthesis Victor Ferrao Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80837-35-2 Rs. 195 Paperback
Goan Economy : An Analysis Of Select Issues Silvia Maria de Mendonca e Noronha Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80837-97-0 Rs. 399 Paperback
Human Rights & Indigenous peoples in Goa0 Vijay Madhu Gawas Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-36-4 Rs. 300 Paperback
Employment & Development In Goa Silvia M. de Mendonca e Noronha Broadway Book Center 978-93-80837-09-3 Rs. 395 Hardcover
Picture-Postcard Poverty: Unheard Voices, Forgotten Issues From Rural Goa Kalanand Mani and Frederick Noronha Goa, 1556 978-81-905682-8-9 Rs. 150 Paperback
Refiguring Goa: From Trading Post to Tourism Destination Raghuraman S. Trichur Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-50-2 Rs. 200 Paperback
Goa 2011 Editd by: Savio Abreu and Rudolf. C. Heredia Concept Publishing Company 978-93-5125-070-8 Rs. 700 Hardcover
Customs of India: Customs, Manners, Rituals (Vol 2: Western: Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli) Gopal Bhargava Isha Books 978-81-8205-524-7 Rs. 1200 Hardcover
Goa: A Journey and Reminiscence Dr. Tilak Ranjan Bera Woodland Publishers 978-81-906121-5-9 Rs. 2000 Hardcover
GOAN FICTION IN ENGLISH
Afterlife: Ghost Stories from Goa Jessica Faleiro Rupa Publications India 978-81-291-2082-3 Rs. 195 Paperback
EM and the big HOOM Jerry Pinto Aleph Book Company 978-93-82277-31-6 Rs. 295 Paperback
Angela’s Goan Identity Carmo D’souza CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-84129-77-4 Rs. 250 Paperback
Teresa’s Man and Other Stories From Goa Damodar Mauzo Rupa Publications India 978-81-291-3466-0 Rs. 250 Paperback
Abha Nama Savia Viegas Saxtti Foundation 2012 978-81-903-9854-0 Rs. 250 Paperback
Tivolem: A Novel Victor Rangel-Ribeiro Milkweed Editions 978-1480086333 Rs. 495 Paperback
Eddi & Diddi Savia Viegas Saxtti Foundation 2012 978-81-903-9853-4 Rs. 250 Paperback
Stray Mango Branches and Other Stories With Goan Sap Fatima M Noronha Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-59-5 Rs. 200 Paperback
Lengthening Shadows: An anthology of Goan short stories translated from Portuguese ( Volume 1) Paul Melo e Castro Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-75-5 Rs. 200 Paperback
Shorty Gomes: Vintage Crime Stories Featuring Shorty Gomes, Bombay’s Ace Private Eye Ahmed Bunglowala Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-25-0 Rs. 300 Paperback
Portugal: In Search of Identity Carmo D’souza Agnelo D’souza N/A Rs. 90 Paperback
An Unexpected Boy Story Prasmit Bhat Pooja Arts N/A Rs. 200 Paperback
Inner Duel: A Play on the Life of St. Francis Xavier Carmo D’souza Agnelo D’souza N/A Rs. 50 Paperback
Mirage and Other Stories Damodar Mauzo Under the Peepal Tree 978-93-84129-54-5 Rs. 199 Paperback
The Perfect Match Maria de Lima Pereira Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-12-0 Rs. 99 Paperback
Offside: A bouquet of Middles, Short Essays and Miscellaneous Writing John Aguiar Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-17-5 Rs. 150 Paperback
Pivoting on the Point of Return: Modern Goan Literature Edited by Peter Nazareth> Goa, 1556 / Broadway Book Centre 9788190568258 Rs. 395 Paperback
Espi Mai is Stuck Again and Other Goan Tales Anita Pinto Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-56-4 Rs. 195 Paperback
The Tailor’s Daughter (A Novel) Ben Antao Goan Observer Private Limited 81-89837-03-6 Rs. 200 Paperback
Consequences: A Novel Nigel Fernandes Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-58-8 Rs. 200 Paperback
Invisible Currents Dr. Sushila Fonseca Broadway Publishing House 9789380837963 Rs. 299 Paperback
To Love and Live Again: A Sequel to How Long Is Forever? Imelda Dias Imelda Dias N/A Rs. 225 Hardcover
Frescoes in the Womb: Six Plays from Goa Isabel de Santa Rita Vas Goa, 1556 / Broadway Book Centre 9789380837468 Rs. 395 Paperback
It’s Been a Long Day: A Nonagenarian Remembers Irene Heredia Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-89-2 Rs. 200 Paperback
The Cry of the Kingfisher Belinda Viegas Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-13-7 Rs. 195 Paperback
These are My Children Damodar Mauzo Katha 978-81-87649-55-7 Rs. 300 Paperback
The General is Up Peter Nazareth Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-65-6 Rs. 200 Paperback
Goa Traffic Marissa de Luna Broadway Publishing House 9789380837260 Rs. 350 Paperback
A Matter of Time: Vignettes of a Golden Childhood in Goa Brenda Coutinho Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-58-8 Rs. 200 Paperback
Love Triangle: a Novel in Terza Rima and 160 Sonnets Ben Antao CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-84129-33-0 Rs. 465 Paperback
The Concubine and Selected Stories Ben Antao CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-83175-59-8 Rs. 465 Paperback
Money and Politics: A Novel Ben Antao CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-85523-04-5 Rs. 325 Paperback
Blood and Nemesis: A Novel Ben Antao Goan Observer Private Limited N/A Rs. 250 Paperback
Images of Goa Ben Antao CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-80151-95-3 Rs. 350 Paperback
Heartbreak Passage Lambert Mascarenhas Broadway Book Centre 978-81-905716-1-6 Rs. 300 Paperback
Stories from Joe’s Sit Out: Savouring Family Life in Goa and Way Beyond Bernadette Correia Afonso D’souza Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-67-0 Rs. 200 Paperback
Reflected in Water: Writings on Goa Edited by Jerry Pinto Penguin Books India 978-0-143-10081-2 Rs. 399 Paperback
Happy Valley Daze: Tales of a Goa Gone Pete Judd CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-83175-94-9 Rs. 625 Paperback
Lengthening Shadows: An Anthology of Goan Short Stories Translated from Portuguese (Volume 2) Paulo Melo e Castro Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-76-2 Rs. 200 Paperback
I Killed My Love Once Akash Sanjana Publications 978-81-931381-0-6 Rs. 120 Paperback
Broth-Blood-er Prasmit Pratahari Rigi Publications 978-93-84314-06-4 Rs. 250 Paperback
A Madhouse in Goa and Nine Other Stories (Bilingual) Ben Antao CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-81542-64-4 Rs. 425 Paperback
From Mind to Keyboard Edited by Sheela Jaywant Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium / GoaBook.Club 978-93-80739-95-3 Rs. 200 Paperback
Tsunami Simon Damodar Mauzo Ponytale Books 978-93-80637-11-2 Rs. 199 Paperback
Goa Undercover: A Reema Ray Mystery Madhumita Bhattacharyya Pan Macmillan 978-93-82616-38-2 Rs. 299 Paperback
Penance Ben Antao Goan Observer Private Limited 81-89837-02-8 Rs. 200 Paperback
Dona Paula Joseph Cansius Dias Word Ventures 978-819061061-2 Rs. 250 Paperback
Aranyakand: Forest Saga Mahabaleshwar Sail (Translated from Konkani by Vidya Pai) Oxford University Press 0-19-945527-9 Rs.295 Paperback
HISTORY
The Liberation of Goa: A Participant’s View of History Dr. Pundalik D. Gaitonde Rajhauns Sankalpana Pvt. Ltd. 978-93-7810-903-4 Rs. 525 Hardcover
Massacre in Margao: A graphic history of the Revolt of September 1890 in Margao CinnamonTeal Publishing CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-81542-82-8 Rs. 99 Paperback
Fortress Portugal in India Henry Scholberg NorthStar Publications, Minnesota N/A Rs. 75 Paperback
India and the West – The First Encounters Joseph Velinkar CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-85523-22-9 Rs. 299 Paperback
Contribution of Konkanis to Hortus Indicus Malabaricus: Seminar Papers Edited and Co-edited by: Prof. Bhushan Bhave and Payyanur Ramesh Pai Goa Konkani Akademi 81-900730-0-3 Rs. 220 Paperback
A Kind of Absence Joao da Veiga Coutinho Yuganta Press 0-938999-10-9 Rs. 250 Paperback
Goa Through the Ages (Volume 2) Teotonio R de Souza Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-259-1 Rs. 650 Hardcover
Trade and Finance in Portuguese India Celsa Pinto Concept Publishing Company N/A Rs. 450 Hardcover
Conversions and Citizenry (1510-1610) Delio de Mendonca Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-960-X Rs. 700 Hardcover
In Quest of Freedom James Fernandes Concept Publishing Company 978-81-7022-309-2 Rs. 500 Hardcover
Indo-Portuguese Researches- New Dimensions Dr. P. P. Shirodkar Pradnya-Darshan Prakashan N/A Rs. 999 Hardcover
Goa and Portugal: History and Development Edited by: Charles J Borges, Oscar G. Pereira, Hannes Stubbe Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-867-0 Rs. 600 Hardcover
The Third Culture: Some aspects of the Indo-Portuguese Cultural Encounter Alberto de Noronha Third Millennium 81-903648-7-1 Rs. 250 Paperback
Goa and the Revolt of 1787 Joaquim Heliodoro da Cunha Rivara Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-646-5 Rs. 400 Hardcover
Goa Through the Ages (Volume 2) Teotonio R de Souza Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-259-1 Rs. 650 Hardcover
The Development of Teacher Education in Portuguese Goa (1841-1961) Ricardo Cabral Concept Publishing Company 81-8069-643-X Rs. 950 Hardcover
Primary Education in Portuguese Goa: An Historical Perspective Ricardo Cabral Concept Publishing Company 81-8069-957-9 Rs. 900 Hardcover
Discoveries Missionary Expansion and Asian Cultures Edited by Teotonio R. de Souza Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-497-7 Rs. 500 Hardcover
Health & Hygiene in Colonial Goa 1510-1961 Fatima da Silva Gracias Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-506-X Rs. 450 Hardcover
The Third Culture: Some aspects of the Indo-Portuguese Cultural Encounter Alberto de Noronha Third Millennium 81-903648-7-1 Rs. 250 Paperback
The Kadambas of Goa S. G. Kadamb Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80837-10-9 Rs. 595 Hardcover
Winds of Change Across Africa (1958-1969) Luis de Assis Correia Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-01-2 Rs. 450 Paperback
Sources of History of: The Kadambas of Goa (Inscriptions) S. G. Kadamb Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80837-31-4 Rs. 1200 Hardcover
A Revolt of the Natives of Goa 1787: The Forgotten Martyrs Celsa Pinto Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80837-65-9 Rs. 250 Paperback
Operation Vijay: The Ultimate Solution Shrikant Y. Ramani Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80837-37-6 Rs. 495 Paperback
Goa: A Daughter’s Story Maria Aurora Couto The Penguin Group 978-0-14-303343-1 Rs. 499 Paperback
Bacaim to Vasai Teresa Albuquerque Wenden Offset Private Limited 81-900730-0-4 Rs. Hardcover
Portuguese and Their Artillery in India-Goa Abhijit S. Ambekar Broadway Publishing House 9789384298210 Rs. 2000 Hardcover
The Mhamais and Goa’s Neighbour Dr. S. K. Mhamai Dr. S. K. Mhamai N/A Rs. 330 Paperback
Landmarks In My Time Bertha Menezes Braganca Bertha Menezes Braganca, Costa Carvalho House N/A Rs. 60 Paperback
The Sawants of Wadi and the Portuguese S K Mhamai Concept Publishing Company N/A Rs. 300 Hardcover
Goa-Kanara Portuguese Relations (1498-1763) B. S. Shastry Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-848-4 Rs. 500 Hardcover
The Goa Inquisition A. K. Priolkar Rajhauns Vitaran 81-7810-694-9 Rs. 695 Hardcover
Catarina, etcetera: unsung heroines of Portuguese expansion Mario Cabral e Sa NNAP Publishers N/A Rs. 190 Paperback
Between Empires: Print and Politics in Goa Rochelle Pinto Oxford University Press 019569047-8 Rs. 645 Hardcover
On the Spice Trail: Europe Discovers India in Goa Joseph Velinkar Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-87-8 Rs. 400 Hardcover
Medieval Goa: A socio-economic history Teotonio R de Souza Goa, 1556 / Broadway Book Centre 978-81-905682-6-5 Rs. 395 Paperback
Historiography of Christianity in India John C. B. Webster Oxford University Press 0-19-808920-1 Rs. 750 Hardcover
Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th – 18th centuries) Angela Barreto Xavier, Ines G. Zupanov Oxford University Press 0-19-945267-9 Rs. 1095 Hardcover
Other Orientalisms: India between Florence and Bombay 1860-1900 Filipa Lowndes Vicente Orient Blackswan 978-81-250-4758-2 Rs. 1250 Hardcover
Medieval-Goa : A Socio Economic History Teotonio R. De Souza Goa, 1556 / Broadway Book Center 978-81-905682-6-5 Rs. 395 Paperback
The Economics of the Goa Jesuits (1542-1759): An Explanation of Their Rise and Fall Charles J. Borges Concept Publishing Company 81-7022-505-1 Rs. 300 Hardcover
Bassein: The Portuguese Interlude Teresa Albuquerque Wenden Offset Private Limited 81-900730-0-3 Rs. 1200 Hardcover
St. Francis Xavier & Old Goa: A Historical Guide I. P. Newman Fernandes Koinia Publications N/A Rs. 500 Paperback
History of Cuncolim (Translation of “Historia de Cuncolim”) Late Adv. Lingu R. Dalvi Late Adv. Dattaram / Lingu R. Dalvi Memorial Trust N/A Rs. 200 Hardcover
Economics of the Tobacco Monopolies in Goa, 1674-1856 Celsa Pinto Celsa Pinto N/A Rs. 495 Hardcover
Globalising Goa (1660-1820) Ernestine Carreira Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium Bookshop 978-93-80739-60-1 Rs. 500 Hardcover
The First Firangis: Remarkable stories of Heroes, Healers, Charlatans, Courtesans and other Foreigners who became Indian Jonathan Gil Harris Aleph Book Company 978-93-82277-63-7 Rs. 595 Hardcover
India’s First Democratic Revolution: Dayanand Bandodkar and the Rise of Bahujan in Goa Parag D. Parobo Orient Blackswan 978-81-250-5926-4 Rs. 875 Hardcover
Discovering Discovery Carmo D’souza Agnelo D’souza N/A Rs. 95 Paperback
The Fama of Menino Jesus of Colva, Goa: Faith and Festivity across History Jose Venancio Machado CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-83175-32-1 Rs. 250 Paperback
Indo-Portuguese Trade in Seventeenth Century (1600-1663) Afzal Ahmad Gyan Publishing House 978-81-212-0396-8 Rs. 780 Hardcover
Slaves of Sultans Alan Machado (Prabhu) Goa, 1556/ ATC Publications/ Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-93-9 Rs. 500 Paperback
LAW
The Indian & Portuguese Constitutions:: A Comparative Story: Volume 1 Carmo D’souza Agnelo D’souza N/A Rs. 90 Paperback
Concepts in Law: Understanding the past, analysing the present, and visualising the future Carmo D’souza Agnelo D’souza N/A Rs. 75 Paperback
Legal System in Goa: Volume 2: Laws and Legal Trends (1510-1969) Carmo D’souza CinnamonTeal Publishing 978-93-81542-58-3 Rs. 550 Paperback
Right to Information: A step by step guide book Nandini Sahai & Vishnu Rajgadia FES-India MICCI UNESCO and Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-39-7 Rs. 295 Paperback
The Goa Law Reference (Includes the full text of the Draft Report of the Goa Law Commision and comprehensive list of laws existing in the State of Goa upto September 30, 1997) Various Authors The Goa Foundation 81-85569-36-3 Rs. 250 Paperback
The ‘Portuguese’ Law of Goa (Succession and Inventory) Ave Cleto Afonso Broadway Publishing House 9789380837062 Rs. 1200 Hardcover
MISCELLANEOUS
A Photographic Guide to Butterflies of Goa: Also Includes Butterflies of Other Ranges of the Western Ghats & Southern India Parag Rangnekar Mineral Foundation of Goa N/a Rs. 150 Paperback
Goa & Mumbai Various authors Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd 978-1-74220-803-9 Rs. 1500 Paperback
Goa…Waits For You Text by Frederick Noronha Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80837-18-5 Rs. 495 Hardcover
Souldrops Smita Bhandare Kamat Third Millennium 978-81-904389-3-3 Rs. 125 Paperback
100 Goan Experiences Pantaleao Fernandes The Word Publications 81-903985-0-4 Rs. 395 Paperback
Crossovers: Heritage and Fusion in Goa (Marg: Vol 64 No.2) Various Authors (Ed. by Savia Viegas) The Marg Foundation 978-93-80739-03-8 Rs. 330 Paperback
Goa Text by Archana Shankar Rupa & Co. 81-7167-286-8 Rs. 95 Hardcover
Mario’s Best Cartoons Book 2 Mario de Miranda Gerard da Cunha and Architecture Autonomous 978-81-901830-7-9 Rs. 495 Hardcover
Goa With Love Mario de Miranda M&M Associates N/A Rs. 395 Paperback
Goa Saunskrutik Contributors: Xeersha V. S. Kerkar, Ankita Chodankar, Karishma Shirodkar Rajhauns Sankalpana Pvt. Ltd. 978-93-7810-905-8 Rs. 100 Paperback
MUSIC
Undra Muja Mama Jose Pereira, Micael Martins and Antonio da Costa Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80739-26-7 Rs. 295 Paperback
Songs of Praise Antonio da Costa Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-41-0 Rs. 200 Paperback
Winds of Fire: The Music and Musicians of Goa Mario Cabral e Sa Promilla & Co., Publishers 81-85002-19-3 Rs. 750 Hardcover
Song of Goa Crown of Mandos Jose Pereira, Micael Martins and Antonio da Costa Broadway Publishing House 978-93-80739-03-8 Rs. 550 Hardcover
Abolim: The Flower Songs, Folk Tales and Legends of Goa Lucio Rodgrigues Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 9789380739830 Rs. 350 Paperback
Waiting for Sunrise: Goan Jazz Musicians in Dar es Salaam Judy Luis-Watson Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-96-0 Rs. 200 Paperback
VILLAGE & CITY NARRATIVES
In and Around Old Goa Heta Pandit Marg Publications 81-85026-67-X Rs. 650 Paperback
Girls in Green: Memoirs from St. Mary’s Edited by Frederick Noronha Goa, 1556 9788190568227 Rs. 120 Paperback
Calangute: In Search of Sands Carmo D’souza Agnelo D’souza N/A Rs. 60 Paperback
Soaring Spirit: 450 years of Margao’s Espirito Santo Church (1565-2015) Valmiki Faleiro Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-90-8 Rs. 300 Paperback
Land of the Sal Tree: Stories of the History, Legends and Traditions of Saligao, a Typical Goan Village Fr. Nascimento J. Mascarenhas Goa, 1556 978-93-80739-35-9 Rs. 350 Paperback
Domnic’s Goa: A nostalgic romp through a bygone era Domnic Fernandes Abbe Faria Productions 978-81-904640-0-0 Rs. 350 Paperback
Unraveling History: The village of Arossim, Goa Themistocles D’silva Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium Bookshop 9789380739915 Rs. 300 Paperback
Village Anjuna: Vignettes from Goa Dominic P. F. Fernandes Goa, 1556 / Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-98-4 Rs. 400 Paperback

Five reasons you should read “GUY ON THE SIDEWALK’ by Bharath Krishna

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  • This book takes you on a splendid joyride across countries. The protagonist; Jay’s anxieties and apprehensions on coming to a new city in the States has been described with such tender details that you can’t help but live the moment with him. For those who have not visited these places, this book is a good start to experience the west for the first time.
  • Every aspiring IT professional wanting to make it big abroad must read this book once. Whether it is the ups and down in the corporate world or the little perks of working in a structured, organized enterprise, Jay goes through a roller coaster of emotions and so will you.
  • An incomplete love story of love found, lost and found again. Jay falls in love for the first time and goes through the clichéd first love experiences much to the annoyance of his friends. This aspect of the book will relate to many heartbroken lovers; who should definitely read this book to find out a unique way in which Jay overcomes himself and moves ahead.
  • This book above everything else portrays the love every Indian has for his beloved country. You might be cribbing and complaining about the state of affairs and current scenario in India but once away from your motherland, your heart craves to belong to it again. The juxtaposition of the two countries; America and India have been brought out in an amicable manner.
  • More than anything else this book stands for itself. If you are an ardent reader and are looking for a pleasant read flip through the chapters of this book and you will end up with an enjoyable experience across countries.

Reminiscing into the Roald Dahl World


A Roald Dahl book inspired, read aloud session was held on the 27
th of May, 2016, at The Dogears Bookshop, Margao. It was conducted by Jugneeta Sudan, academician and freelance writer, for a group of seven children, and four parents who were also present. The read aloud session started off with the distribution of Roald Dahl books among the children, familiarizing them with the way his books are written. It was then followed by a presentation introducing Roald Dahl to the children, his previous occupations, childhood hardships, etc. Short videos on his books that were made movies were also shown to children.

cThe read-aloud commenced with Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger and Matilda. Various words and their synonyms were also iantroduced to the children. Activities on the same were also held to drive home their meaning. for the older children while the younger children were kept busy by being asked to colour to their heart’s content. 

At the end of the session, the children were seen to have been mesmerized by the stories read out to them and were eager to buy the books they heard about, along with the other books written by Roald Dahl. The smiles of the little children were rewarding and the session concluded on a happy note.

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Listening to audio books, same as reading books?

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Alongside E-books what is increasingly gaining popularity in the publishing industry are Audio Books. The debate whether listening to books is the same as reading them has been a rather long haul. In today’s fast paced life, people seldom have the time and patience to sit for hours to read a book. It has become the age of multi-tasking. A jog in the park is not mere exercise but the relaxation time as well and the 21st century gadgets have helped achieve both these feats at the same time.

Listening to music while doing pretty much all sorts of work has almost become a trend, but what is also becoming a trend is listening to books while doing work. While the trend in India is still catching on, the Western market has already caught on the practice.

Most people who do not wish to try out an audio book are usually prejudiced about it. Almost every one of us at some point in our lives has been read to. Be it by your mother or your father or your grandparents. Who didn’t like that back then? Listening to audio books is by no means a “shortcut” to reading books or “not actual reading” as is wrongly believed.

At Cinnamon Teal too, we publish audio books. Who the narrator of the book would be is left entirely to the author’s discretion. The production cost depends upon the length of the book and on who the narrator is. The audio books are all made compatible for the platforms of Audible.

Audio books are not the same as they were a decade ago. They aren’t the monotonous recitations of books anymore. Audio books nowadays are a realistic experience with full cast dramatization which lets the listener feel the book. Earlier, such “talking books” were only published for the blind or people with learning disabilities. However, the target audience for these productions have largely altered. Audio books are inexpensive to produce too. To a consumer they cost almost as much as an e-book. The audio books industry is now a 1.2 billion dollar industry, Amazon’s Audible being one of key players.

Another reason of skepticism about audio books is the fear that audio books are not as educative as real books. Many people misconstrue that the cognitive activity or the information retained by the brain when it comes to an audio book is lesser than that of a physical book. This notion has no scientific foundation as of now.  Although, the act of physically holding and reading a book does help some readers to concentrate better and prevent the mind from wandering whereas in case of listening to audio books the listener has a tendency to get distracted. Even so, audio books can also retain concentration in a way. Many a times, the reader tends to speed read or skip some parts while reading a book. In an audio book, the pace of listening remains the same throughout and there is less chance of missing out in information and makes one a patient listener.

I guess the list advantages and disadvantages of an audio book over a print book are most likely to go on and on. There is no good way or bad way of reading. At the end of the day it is merely a matter of preference, but for all those hours of mindless labour, listening to audio books is the way to go!

 

400 Years of Shakespeare

shakespeare-67698_960_720400 years of Shakespeare: Recounting some of his lesser-known works

Even after more than 400 years since Shakespeare penned his last work, he is still the greatest known writer of not just the English literary canon but the world literary canon. So what makes him ‘The Bard’ of all times? Shakespeare’s plays have a universal appeal because of the way he captures the essence of human emotions. Shakespeare drew his characters in a very detailed manner delving deep into their psyche. His characters are never black and white, they are multi-layered. His protagonist often possesses a tragic flaw signifying the human tendency to err which is what makes his plays evergreen.

Shakespeare’s most known plays of all times are the tragedies Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Julius Caesar and the comedies Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Comedy of Errors. However, there’s much more to Shakespeare than these famous classics.  Here are some of Shakespeare’s lesser known yet equally well-written plays that one should not miss reading.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre: This play is believed to be part written by William Shakespeare and part by George Wilkins. This is one of the first ‘Problem Plays’ that Shakespeare wrote. One of the reasons why the play is exciting to read and watch is because of the shifts in the setting throughout the play. The play is about the life of Pericle, the Prince of Tyre who escapes a plotting king and marries Thaisa only to lose his wife and daughter during a storm in the sea. Dramatic elements like love, shipwreck, incest, riddles, famine, jealousy, an omniscient narrator and separation of loved ones makes the story of Pericles, the Prince of Tyre is definitely worth a read. The play is embedded with a whirlwind of events, one tragedy after another befalling the Prince of Tyre with a joyous ending depicting the rewards of human goodness.

Cymbeline:   The play is actually the story of King Cymbeline’s daughter Imogen who, against the wishes of her wicked stepmother and her oafish step-brother Cloten marries a low-born Posthumous. While Posthumous is banished for this deed, the play leads to a new revelation at every turn. Cymbeline is more of a romantic than a tragedy. There is plotting, there’s murder and then there’s the divine intervention by god Jupiter. A perfect mix to be a great romantic.

The Merry Wives of Windsor: This play written by Shakespeare was first published in 1602 and one of the few plays based in contemporary England. The Merry Wives of Windsor is more like a humorous family drama. An old penniless Mr Falstaff from Henry IV is seen in a different light as he tries to woo two wealthy mistresses Mrs Page and Mrs Ford, who take it upon themselves to teach the sly man a lesson. Miss Anne Page on the other hand faces a dilemma as she is being pursued by three gentlemen at the same time. There are mistaken identities, there is dramatic irony, and there is slapstick comedy which makes the play highly entertaining. With funny character names like Slender and Mrs Quickly the play presents itself to be quite a delight.

The Life of Timon of Athens : This is a simple Shakespearean drama yet strikingly different from most of his other plays. The play is about the life of Timon who is an overly generous man, so much so that his lavish dinner parties and giving away of gifts to people made him bankrupt. Presumably, in times of trouble, this do-gooder expected his friends to help him by lending him some money. Unfortunately, no one agrees to do so and a dejected,  bitter Timon leaves the city to find shelter in the woods. This play does not have many subplots, it does not have the presence of very powerful characters either. The protagonist Timon, is not the usual Shakespearean hero, he is spend-thrift and all he craves for is attention. This character journeys from being a philanthropist to a misanthropist by the end of the play and his psyche is brilliantly portrayed by the playwright.

Titus Andronicus: This Shakespearean drama is as gory as it gets. Most characters in this play are blood thirsty and vengeful. This is the first tragedy that Shakespeare had written. The entire plot is based on revenge and its vicious cycle. While a lot of readers find it very disturbing, many find it powerful and gripping. Titus is a Roman general who emerges victorious in a fierce battle after losing twenty-one of his twenty-five sons. He returns to Rome with Tamora, the queen of Goths, her three sons and Aaron from the Moor as prisoners of war. The tale starts after Titus sacrifices the eldest of Tamora’s sons. Consequently, Tamora makes sure they indulge in a blood bath leading to the death of fourteen characters and some brutal violence.

Some of the above plays were written in the early phase of Shakespeare’s journey as a playwright. “Titus Andronicus”  is known to be the first of Shakespeare’s tragedies. There is an evident distinction in the style, both in writing and in plot of these plays. For anyone who loves reading, these plays are a must because they mark the start of a history in the making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Author Speaks Her Mind

Leticia-photoWe asked Leticia Afonso, author of ‘Think From the Heart’, what she felt about ebooks vis-à-vis the printed book, and her thoughts on self-publishing as opposed to the traditional publishing options available to authors. This is what she had to say.

“As technology has advanced, so has the way of reading books. We use computers nearly everywhere now. eBooks are trending these days,​ they are quite popular with the youth. Ebooks give you the flexibility of reading anywhere and at any time you want, they make it unnecessary to carry along a huge load of books. I still prefer printed books. I love the smell of them, I love to turn the pages, I love the little bookmarks, I love to hold the book in my hand and just go on for hours  reading it. Tablets do not work for me when it comes to reading books. Being a software engineer, I sit in front of a computer all day. I wouldn’t like to do that at home as well. I take solace in reading, I wouldn’t want technology to intrude in that space.

“When it comes to publishing, both have its pros and cons. Self-publishing allows you freedom from the dictates of a publisher. You don’t need to rely on somebody else to get your book out there. You don’t have to make several trips to the publisher’s office, or email it repeatedly. You don’t have to wait for months to hear from them. You can mould the publishing process based on your own requirements. You only need to invest in the process, both time and money. On the other hand, conventional publishing seems attractive because the publisher will do everything for you. You needn’t worry much, especially if you manuscript is chosen for publishing. But it’s a long wait before you know for certain that a publisher will pick up your book. Sometimes the wait can kill your dreams. But if you are determined enough, I believe anything is possible.”

Tête-à-tête with an Author

Front Cover_9789385523212CinnamonTeal caught up with Bharath Krishna, author of “Guy on The Sidewalk’.’, to discuss the motivation behind his book, his choice of characters, and his plans for the future.

CinnamonTeal (CT): Why did you choose this title for your book?
Bharath Krishna (BK): ‘Guy on the Sidewalk’ is the story of a young man who is constantly pulled back by some unknown force from doing what he really wants to do in life. Finally, he breaks out of both, his real and imaginary constraints, and chooses to listen to his heart. This, in turn. impact both his professional and personal choices. ‘Sidewalk’ is a metaphor I use to mean something that’s not main street or real world, from which this guy tends to keeps a safe distance without facing head on, until he does one day.

CT: What makes ‘Guy on the Sidewalk’ stand out in the crowd?

(BK): The novel deals with the intricate and conflicting human emotions that are woven within an engaging story. The main theme is told in a very subtle manner, with wit and sarcasm peppered throughout. In all, there is something in the novel for everyone to relate to.

CT: Why spend time in your life writing a book like this?

(BK): Even before I became a novelist I wrote on and off in blogs, social media and sometimes just for myself. Looking back I could see that unknowingly I wrote only when there was some social or political phenomenon that prompted me to write. The same is the case with my debut novel too. This is a story I felt should be told to the Indian youth. From the perspective of a young man I tried to incorporate contemporary elements – like the life of NRIs, return to India, the changing pattern of relationships, and one’s responsibility towards parents and the country.

CT: Is there any truth into the characters of your book? Are there any real life inspirations?

(BK): A writer cannot completely ignore his impressions. To some extent I might have been inspired by the people I had seen or heard about or read in the media but I tried my best not to create characters in the novel that corresponded with real people. I have intentionally taken the time period I stayed in the US as the time period of the story so that I could relate the external environment better.

CT: What do you think makes a good story?

(BK): I have a simple definition for a good story – the one that strikes a chord with the audience. I guess that’s true for any piece of creative work.

CT: Do you have any particular favorite character in the book?

(BK): Besides the main character, Jay, I would say, Jhansi.

CT: Where were you when the idea for this book came to you?

(BK): I was in the US, and I was planning to come back to India for good.

CT: What do your plans for future projects include?

(BK): Writing for sure is going to be part of my life in the future. In fact I am already working on my second novel. I also have a couple of ideas, thought at a very nascent stage. As I said before I would prefer to write on themes the readers could relate to the world around them.