The-multitudes-of-ripples_coverThe author is a research scientist by training. He is technical consultant who works in an advisory capacity to the pharmaceutical industry. He specializes in intellectual property, technology upgradation and information technology. He is a science writer specializing in theoretical and philosophical foundations of modern scientific thought.

In a conversation with CinnamonTeal, the author spoke about his book and his expectations from those who read it.

CinnamonTeal: What inspired you to write your first book?
Vaachakmitra: I have been an avid reader of English literature. I found out that these writers had developed insights into human nature through their writings. I also found fiction writing as an analytical tool. I write because it gives me an understanding about my own subconscious mind.

CinnamonTeal: After this first-hand experience, would you want to write again?
Vaachakmitra: I have found strange solace in fiction writing. I would definitely continue writing fiction. In fact , I am writing my second novel. I am already writing blogs on my experience in writing my second novel.

CinnamonTeal: Is your book based on a real-life inspiration or is it completely insightful?
Vaachakmitra: I think writing a novel is confluence of reality and imagination. For the first time novelist , the reality consists of his personal life and imagination consists of his interpretation of this reality. Maybe , in my second novel , there will be less of myself and more of mankind.

CinnamonTeal: Did you face any criticism while in the process of writing your book?
Vaachakmitra: I was brought up by my parents who dotted on me. My father was a serious student of avant garde literature. So criticism is something I have never faced. Now my family appreciates my communication skills.

CinnamonTeal: What kind of readers do you wish to aim at? The youth or a much older crowd?
Vaachakmitra: It is difficult to pin point my intended audience. On one hand the period of my novel and the sensibility of the protagonist are that of person who would be in fifties and sixties. On the other hand , Indian ethos are meant for all age groups. Finally , this is a sincere tribute to masters who have shaped my literary sensibility. I think all these three groups would enjoy my novel.

CinnamonTeal: What do you wish the readers to take away from this novel, at least thematically?
Vaachakmitra: Frankly speaking , I am not in favor of inspirational writings. A genuine fiction , like life itself , demands seriousness. If anyone can read through this novel ,I am sure , she/ he would try to introspect her / his life. The readers would find that everyone’s life can be interpreted in more than one way. The core , the philosophical core , of this novel is that all these interpretations of ones life contain , within themselves , a germ of truth. If my novel helps readers to be aware of these multitudes of interpretations of life , I would consider myself as a good writer.

CinnamonTeal: What does the title ‘The Multitudes of Ripples’ signify?
Vaachakmitra: I think my previous answer contains the reason why I called it by such a title. I have been asked by someone why the word multitude appears as plural noun. To some purists common noun can be used in plurality. However , I think that not only grammatically, but even semantically, this plurality is correct. When there is more than one multitude, then they can be called multitudes.

More importantly , I have used plurality here because I am convinced that such a multitude occurs in each one of us. The plural form refers to that , after reading this novel , every reader would become aware of her/his own multitude. Since the reader’s multitude is triggered by a the protagonist ‘s multitude , plurality of multitudes is correct notation.

Finally , I was asked about the use of definite article ‘The’ in the title. I think that definite article refers to the fact that beneath these multitudes of interpretations, there lies a unitary life. There could be many interpretations of life but life is singular. In some sense we, as individuals, are different but life that runs through our consciousness is one. The definite article ‘The’ refers to singularity that unites all of us.

CinnamonTeal: What kind of books do you personally like to read? Did they influence your thought process for this book?
Vaachakmitra: I was a voracious reader in my younger days. About , twenty five years ago , I decided to become a writer. At that point of time , I decided to stop reading fiction because I did not want to imitate my favorite writers. After such a time lag , I think details are forgotten but the sensibility has remained. My favorite writers were many. I can name only a few of them. Camus, Sartre, Maugham, O’Neill, Bellow, White, Achebe etc. When I had to read my own novel while editing , I found echoes of all of them in this novel.

CinnamonTeal: What advice would you give aspiring writers?
Vaachakmitra: All I can say is the novel is lying dormant in your subconscious mind. Just tap your inner self to find that novel. I seriously believe that a fiction writer merely transfers the novel from subconscious mind to the paper.

CinnamonTeal: How, if at all, does your process differ from the other authors, when writing a novel?
Vaachakmitra: I wish I knew that answer. I am not much into biographies , so I can’t compare my writing process with those of others. However as mentioned in one of my blogs , the novel compels you to give it a birth. Writers are the instruments not owners of the novel. ( unless it concerns the royalty payments!).

CinnamonTeal: Any specific reason for choosing the pen name of ‘Vaachakmitra’?
Vaachakmitra: I have mentioned in one of my blogs why I chose to write under a pen name. As for this particular pen name , I think I want to emphasize that I was a reader first and then a writer. My empathy is with readers hence this name.

CinnamonTeal: In the years to come, will you reveal your true name or would you prefer it being masked from the media’s focus?
Vaachakmitra: I am not sure. I have been a private person all my life. I am comfortable with anonymity that a pen name offers. However , I am not sure what future holds. All I can say is ‘ Que Sera Sera’.

The Multitudes of Ripples, a novel, is a first-person narrative of an entrepreneur who struggles to make sense of his life and demonstrates how optimism incorporates meaningful semantic even in the face of psychopathology. Available on Dogears Etc.. Also available on Infibeam, Amazon.in and Flipkart.

img_20160516_213823Sanjay Kumar Singh went to school at St. Michael’s High School, Patna and Bishop Cottons Boys School, Bangalore. He graduated in Economics (Honours) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and has a Law Degree from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.  He is now a practicing lawyer and lives with his wife Leena, daughter Vaibhavi, fondly called Tiggle, and their pet Labrador named Phantom, in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

In a conversation with the author, we asked him about his book and what inspired him to write it:

CinnamonTeal: Tell us about the title. What made you choose “Fear is a Friend” as the title of the book?

Sanjay Kumar Singh: Fear is an emotion and emotions have the potential to further agitate the subconscious which itself is stupendously powerful. If fear is embraced as a friend and not treated as an embarrassing companion, it can work with the subconscious to create solutions and provide answers even in extreme situations of risk and turmoil, as happens with Ashwin Bhardwaj, the central character of the book.

CinnamonTeal: Share with us your taste for books. How much of your reading influences your writing? And what made you write a thriller? Any favourite authors whose style of writing has influenced you?

Sanjay Kumar Singh: I like books that are intelligently written, strive to deliver some meaning, even if in between the lines, and do not unnecessarily stretch their content. To that extent, what I like reading does stand as a parameter to improve upon in what I write.

I have been reading thrillers from a young age. Of late, particularly, I have been disappointed with the quality of thrillers generally available; for often they consume pages to the point of boredom and often feature far too much brutality. I felt that I could write a thriller without these shortcomings and give it ingredients that would make the book not only far more engaging and entertaining but also leave the reader with positive feelings and images in his mind.

While I do have some favourite authors, I do not think my writing style has been influenced by any of them.

CinnamonTeal: Let us in a bit on your other tastes. Like your taste for poetry that reflects in your writing. What is it about poetry that fascinates you?

Sanjay Kumar Singh: So far as tastes are concerned, at this point in my life, I find that my tastes or attention are largely devoted to the deeper meanings of life and after-life.

Poetry can link with the subconscious in a much more expressive and powerful mode that does incite my interest and my attempt to bring out the same. I have a published book of poems titled “Mascara on Whiskey Nights and Other Poems” and my next work, just completed, is a novel written in poetry and has some contemporary pressing issues as its theme and setting.

9789386301123_fcCinnamonTeal: Explain to us how you went about researching for your book? Share with us any advice you may have.

Sanjay Kumar Singh: I have had, I daresay, a wide reading base, including that related to current affairs and issues which helped me in reducing the research I actually had to carry out for the book.

I would advise one to take time in conceiving the plot of the book. This at times can be quite demanding and even painful, but is well worth the intensity of the effort put in. Then, to express the plot in a manner that is comfortable both to the writing style of the writer as also to the reader. And, of course, I feel that one should avoid incorporating features or aspects in one’s book about which one doesn’t know much.

CinnamonTeal: Will there be a sequel to the book? Will Ashwin Bhardwaj ever quit?

Sanjay Kumar Singh: Yes, there would be a sequel to the book for, yes indeed, Ashwin Bhardwaj does indeed doesn’t look like as if he would quit!

CinnamonTeal: Describe for us your emotions as you began to write your first novel? Was there trepidation? A sense of excitement? A fear of the unknown, perhaps?

Sanjay Kumar Singh: Of course, there were tremors of trepidation and currents of excitement throughout and yes, the feeling that FEAR is indeed a friend!

 

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Following his reply to a post in a newsletter, a series of email exchanges with Thomas Abraham, Managing Director of Hachette India, led to the request for an email interview which he generously agreed to. One of the most outspoken heads of any publishing house, his positions on various aspects of the publishing chain have been well articulated, and in this interview he retains his position on many issues. I started by asking him about his publishing programme:dscn6401

Leonard Fernandes: Give us an idea of the kinds of books Hachette India has invested in, the success rates of the various genres. How do you carve your niche in an increasingly fragmented market where the publisher’s brand does not play a very big role in the reader’s book buying decisions? While many publishers seek new authors as a way of attracting readers, what has your approach been to seek out and publish new voices?
Thomas Abraham: We were in effect a startup though we have one of the world’s biggest groups behind us, and typically of a start-up we’ve had our ups and downs as the market turned. We were lucky and were insulated against the 2008 crash where the market started going downhill, because of the Stephenie Meyer boom. 2011 however was a bad year with a couple of big distributors going down with the shutdown of Reliance’s Time Out bookstore chain and the near closure-level downsizing of Landmark. But, given the depth of the group, we’ve always had something big come along every other year—from Sachin Tendulkar to Harry Potter. But we’re equally clear that we need to have stable profit that is not dependent on just a couple of books.
In India we are relatively young—not yet ten years old—and our local publishing [programme] is even younger. Trade publishing has a fairly similar spread across leading publishers, and so nobody can really claim to be that different. It’s more in the emphasis one has for the list one builds within a broad commonality. When we set up we decided we would begin with two clear publishing divisions—Adult & Business, and a smaller Children’s division. Together the two divisions do about 50 to 60 books a year in a tight programme that has two clear priorities—the discovery of new voices, and publishing profitability. I’m pleased that both objectives have been achieved.
To quote our Editor-in-Chief, Poulomi Chatterjee: “With more and more Indians writing in English in different genres it’s tempting for all publishers to find and publish the strongest voices among them. This requires considerable reading and research in ‘non-book’ spaces. In non-fiction we’d look for subject experts or thought leaders or dedicated journalists who write for various print and online publications or on their own blogs and who we believe can execute a book idea well. In fiction it’s tougher to actively ‘seek’ out writers unless they are previously published, but choosing from among the manuscripts that land on your desk is not difficult once you’ve defined what it is you’re looking for in a story and the exact readership you want to serve. On and off, publishers also launch initiatives to discover new voices. Two years ago, we had teamed up with DNA and launched a ‘Search for the Next Bestseller’ contest, during which we received over 300 entries and shortlisted 20, out of which 3 were chosen by us to be mentored and published. It revealed that there are many talented writers out there with interesting stories to tell.”
Because of our strategy, as much as 80% of our local list focuses on new writers. Within our stated objective we have a broad approach. So we have bestsellers, award winners and marquee names alike in our stable, with Subroto Bagchi, Anuradha Roy, Manjula Padmanabhan, Krishna Udayasankar, Ritu Dalmia, Sachin Tendulkar, Malala, Roopa Pai, to name a few. We perhaps have the best food and drink range across group and local publishing alike, and also the most cutting-edge offerings in the crime and thriller genre. As a clear and conscious choice, with just one or two exceptions, we do not publish in the sub-Rs 200, low-priced segments. Our emphasis leans toward non-fiction but we do mirror our group strategies and have a full spread across genres from translation, literary fiction, crossover/general fiction, commercial fiction, as well as business, biography and health & fitness. We’ve been shortlisted for every major Indian prize and many overseas prizes (including the Man Booker), and have won the DSC prize, the Crossword Prize, the Hindu Young World Prize; and two crossword Prizes just yesterday. Not bad going for a very young publishing programme—and we’ve only just begun.

How are you addressing the children’s/YA segments, which, it is said arguably, constitutes the largest reading population?
This is true, but also a bit of a misconception. Yes it’s the largest segment but not really in the true trade/consumer readership sense. Parents will spend on their children’s reading needs because they believe it essential for the child to get ahead. And a lot of that will be generic product in progressive age groups. But because it is not a discerning market they will choose the cheapest product rather than the best one. (Yes, there is a big difference even in the story of Goldilocks told and illustrated as a cheap book, and one that has it done by key stages and reading levels, or higher quality illustrations for instance. But largely the typical Indian parent won’t care.) On the fiction side, where experimentation should be visible, just a handful of brands will dominate where there is buzz (generally from overseas) driving sales. But is there any steady tickover in range or authors? No, I don’t think so. And YA is practically a dead segment here, which illustrates my point, that we get them while they are young, thanks to some super brands like Harry Potter or Enid Blyton or Wimpy Kid, but then lose them until they are adults. The YA segment is resuscitated every 2-3 years, when some new phenomenon comes along. It was Stephenie Meyer, and a host of vampire tales for a few years; then John Green. But there is no consistent selling. There are perhaps just two or three bookstores in the country that even have a YA shelf. (by the way, I don’t include the campus romances in YA, but as regular adult; though there is a chunk of college students who read this)
So for children’s [literature] we have a separate division though we do a very small list of just about a dozen books per year. We don’t do more than one or two in the toddler segment because of the costs of colour, and our list is largely for the 8-14 range. But each of those are a bit different and are the best designed and produced in their field. We have had a runaway bestseller with Roopa Pai’s The Gita for Children, and a best fiction award for Venita Coelho’s Dead as a Dodo.

The publishing industry itself is seeing a lot of change. There are new entrants, while many old players are facing difficulties due to changes in customer’s book buying habits, an emergence of the best seller culture, a strong preference for popular fiction as opposed to literary fiction, or non-fiction, etc.. Give us your thoughts. Is it as profitable, or as gloomy, as various publishers, depending on who you speak to, make it to be? Give us your sense of the publishing industry in English here in India.
Yes, the change began in the early 2000s from two disruptive waves that India got quite late when compared to the west. First it was the chains (though Landmark began in 1987 as India’s first modern large format bookstore, the chains came into their own only about 12 years later) that were deep discounting, and at that time it was the indies that were protesting. Post 2009, the disruption was from online sellers, and this time it was the chain that was hard hit. It’s reached a point where more stores have shut in the past 3 years than have shut in the previous 30 years. Both disruptions had one thing in common—it ended up pushing the base discount up considerably. So today a strong, and rather unfortunate market characteristic, is that it’s less about the book than about discounts and returns allowances. Whether publisher or bookseller, the focus is less on how we should build and grow the market but how each link in the chain can absolve itself of risk.

Speaking of a fragmented market, share with us your approaches to marketing your titles. You recently took an unusual step of hiring a digital marketing agency. How is that working and what prompted that association?
We’re reorienting our marketing considerably and are probably the first to have consumer insight as an integral part of it. Social media isn’t that unusual… I think most of the big publishers also have digital agencies. We’ve taken the more unusual step of avoiding cookie cutter launches as a standard promotional effort unless they fulfill certain criteria.
Our new Head of Marketing & Consumer Insight Avanija Sundaramurti is the very passionate force behind our social media marketing. Given how difficult it is to reach the final consumer using PR and in-store messaging, publishers are constantly looking for ways to get the information about new books out to readers. Over time, social media has emerged the most cost effective and targeted medium to communicate directly with readers. This is why we are focussing on it, though no direct correlation between social media and sales increase is clear yet.
It makes sense to have an agency handle the daily social media management of the social assets because publishing houses such as Hachette have lean marketing teams and wouldn’t have the manpower and skills required to create daily content for these handles in house. It is working well for us so far and has helped us improve our presence on social media. It has also helped us roll out pilot social media advertising experiments to refine how we think about digital in the future. We have quadrupled our Twitter following completely organically and all metrics, whether it is reach or engagement. have exponentially increased on Facebook.

Do you see English publishing in India gradually becoming a capital-intensive sector? Where one must invest a lot of money in marketing, distribution, development of many titles, to survive?
If it continues to go like this—high advances, marketing co-op expenses, high discount, high returns, flat prices—yes it may well end up being so.
But no, it doesn’t need to be that. There are different-sized publishers in trade with no one player being super colossal with over a 35% share. So it can easily be different strokes for different folks if some common sense drives the market. The simple fact is that books need to be acquired and discounts need to be calibrated to market reality. Acquisitions cannot be made going in at the top end, at maximum stretch levels. That leaves one with no safety net and an undue dependence on one or two ‘super leads’; and the perennial hope that an unknown makes it big. To explain: One crime thriller may have sold 30,000 copies but if the market history average for that type of thriller is 7000; that does not mean that every book that reads fairly well needs to be acquired at the 25,000 level (which is sort of what happens now). Whether it should be acquired at the average or above that is dependent on how the acquisitions editor sees it and how much s/he is backed by the sales & marketing teams. This has glaringly been absent in the last seven to ten years or so, where advances have skyrocketed and over 90% of them don’t earn out. This is probably because of the sudden explosion of publishing houses, and acquisitions have been made at unsustainable levels to pad lists. This does nobody any good—not the publisher, not the author, not the agent, not the trade. Only the printer benefits as a higher-than-needed run is cobbled up to match the advance paid. But one easily forgets the cold fact that if this one hasn’t lived up to projections—the next book will not be viewed the same way and the author’s brand will take a beating. But over the past two years, thankfully we’re seeing the beginnings of a return to sanity; and there are fewer insane bids.
The very nature of trade publishing in India (low average prices, low margins, multiple titles released; and the whole swings & roundabouts nature of making money) prohibits high marketing spends except for a few brands.

If reports are to be believed, publishing houses are depending more on agents to get them the good books. Do you see this as a good development or should it be viewed as another level of filter between the author and publisher in what is already seen as a laborious process?
I personally see it as a good development if the agents understand the business and the market. We’ve had agents for some time now, and a few years ago, I would have been sceptical about an agency being able to sustain itself, given Indian prices, and the new market realities, where more books fail today than ever before. But I’m delighted that at least a couple of them are making a serious go of it, as a business, and doing so while understanding the constraints of trade publishing today. The days of ‘get-the-maximum-advance-you-can-and-run’ are over. A good agent will be able to explain to an author what limitations exist, and also, within those limitations, get an author fair representation and fair terms.
The biggest benefit agents bring to the publisher is the elimination of the slush pile. We used to get an average of four manuscripts a day, and while I was at Penguin it was six a day. However when I put together the combined years at Penguin and Hachette and tot up the figures, that’s a staggering 10,000 plus manuscripts submitted over about ten years from which maybe about six were published. Clearly an unproductive effort when you’ve got a small team. We’ve discontinued the direct unsolicited submission for our adult books, and ask people to route submissions through agents.

What do you make of recent attempts by publishers to adopt a digital-first (or digital-primary) approach for publishing? This when worldwide figures of e-book adoption seem to have hit a wall? Overall, how do you judge the performance of e-books, given that, in the not-to-distant past, the death of printed books itself was predicted? And what are your thoughts on e-book distribution mechanisms available in India?
I’ve always been sceptical about that but am hoping to be proved wrong. There are 2-3 publishers essaying this route and let’s wait and see. It is my view however that it is a very different demographic (or psychographic if you will) that reads on the phone (digital-first equates here primarily to the phone) and that community will not pay regular prices to read, and will want content free. So that is not a sustainable stand-alone business model, not even with tailored content such as quick reads or e-singles, which we’ve all tried over the years. The average download demand is too little. So that leaves advertising as a revenue model. If you don’t have the downloads and the traffic buzz, the ad revenue is not going to be particularly high either. Back to square one.
In India eBooks never really took off, though at Hachette we’ve beaten the average trend. But that I will admit is because of the sheer depth and range of the catalogue, and not from any market we were able to tap differently. So worldwide where base readerships were high, the numbers skyrocketed over about five years (eBook contributions had reached as high as 32%) and then declined and now have settled down to 15%-17% levels. In India the average never went above 5-6%, with just a couple of exceptions like us and PRH (Penguin Random House).
What remains to be seen is whether Amazon, with its heavy advertising for the Kindle as e-reader, will be able to bring about a shift in default reading habits here which still prefers paper (the way soft drink companies did transforming India from a lemon drinking country to a cola drinking one) or whether the Kindle will just end up competing as another tablet.

Much is said of the reading habit in India. With no accurate data, one can only rely on opinions. What is your take on it? Do you see it as the publisher’s role to increase readership among various reader groups (such as children, young adults, etc.)?
There is clear data written all over the wall. Readership is falling. Bestsellers are getting bigger yes, but that’s not enough. We are the only country where Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (story 8) has overtaken Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (story 7). These spurts apart (every year there will be about 5-6 books like this spread across publishers), the bestseller charts are either dominated by the new strand of campus-romance-fiction or the ancient Wren & Martin and Word Power Made Easy. This is good but is not the core readership that can sustain industry. I do not subscribe to the theory that this will end up creating new readers who will then move on (‘graduate’ is the word used) to other genres. That according to me is not going to happen—definitely not in any statistically significant way. Much like the legion of Salman Khan fans are not going to be gravitating towards Kurosawa anytime soon. Mind you, I’m not knocking the campus romance. It’s brilliant that a new mass market strand has been created, and can help capitalize the market. But that’s not enough is the point I’m making. The trade publishing industry will remain healthy if and only if we have a stable midlist with breakout bestsellers (yes a literary bestseller will be lower than mass market) in different genres. One of the most telling examples is the decline of crime fiction as the dominant category. World over this is a marker of leisure reading. In India this has fallen off significantly if we track it from the 70s to now, and this despite (or perhaps because of?) the growth in same genre viewerships on TV.
Yes, it is the industry’s responsibility to increase readership as well as the government’s if it sees nation building in broader cultural-intellectual terms. But all of us do too little. And though this may be a 10-20 year plan it needs to be done. If you don’t get children reading now, this will be a market that reacts only to certain in-mode books and reads only for education or ‘getting ahead’. A far cry from the market diversity we had as late as the 1990s and even up to the mid noughties.

Translations are almost a craze in India nowadats,in itself giving it a much-needed impetus, considering the dearth of knowledge one set of readers have about good, progressive texts in other languages. In this mad rush for ‘good books’ to translate, where do you see the possibility of mis-steps? What has Hachette India’s approach to translations been?
It’s a good step but often done with wrong assumptions. First one must realize translations are not a ‘hot’ genre. If you look at the genre itself, beyond one or two exceptions, they (like their English literary counterparts) don’t sell beyond low midlist levels. So by all means undertake this as a serious part of one’s publishing programme, but do so with the clear assessment of how much it can sell. At Hachette we are clear that we have a certain number of slots reserved for translation, but we equally know that they will need to be acquired with two parameters—the books have to be outstanding (I’m delighted that our translations have made award shortlists) and viable.

You have been a supporter for taxation for books. Explain your position. There are many who feel that this additional cost might come in the way of an already, seeming, decline in book-buying habits.
Let’s first get the cost barrier argument out of the way. Yes I’m a firm believer in taxation for books, but the tax on books should be at the lowest level of 5%. So a book priced at Rs 275 (let’s take a relatively average price) would go up to Rs 288. I don’t believe that’s a deal breaker in the purchase decision. And as to the high priced books, a 5% increase from a mandated tax is not going to affect sales is my view. Now as to why have taxation:
As always I speak from the trade perspective, and, let me further clarify, this is my personal view. There are a couple of others who think the same way, but, yes, we are in a complete minority, and the publishing associations will be fighting to keep books tax free. I personally believe the time has come for books to be taxed to streamline accounting, create and formalize data capture, as well as gain serious recognition as an industry that is twice the size of Bollywood, not a perennial cottage industry looking for a handout. We get no real government support in IPR protection and other key issues because the government thinks it has done its bit by granting us tax-free status. The paying of taxes will also force accounting into the open (reducing if not eliminating the whole underhand ‘parchi’ business that is widely prevalent) and will actually give the industry the upfront data it needs—something we’ve not had in over a hundred years.
This is not to say books should become expensive for students who can’t afford them. I believe books should not be an umbrella category, as the three strands—School, College & Higher Ed including STM, and Trade are very different. So the books that need to get cheaper are core text books, and those can be exempted from tax. Much like all movies are taxable with a few being tax-free. I see no reason why trade books which begin as ‘entertainment’ should be tax-free. Today we are competing with film, TV and social media as infotainment, and I don’t get why Harry Potter the movie should be taxed, while the book should not. True there is a cultural dimension to books and today’s novel is tomorrow’s text, but then tomorrow is the point at which it should be tax-free. Likewise there will be non-core textbooks that are reference reading and serve vital educational reference needs. Those can have different support systems—they can also can be subsidized via government education departments. the way ELBS used to do, being recognized and classified as educational. For the rest, market forces will drive pricing. I do believe that books should have the lowest rate of tax and that slight increase is not going to cripple consumer purchasing ability.

Similarly, I have heard you lament about the fact that book prices have hardly increased on an average, and that, after considering inflation and other factors, there isn’t much increase in the price of a book. Some publishers are pushing the envelope on this and pricing books higher than before. What are your thoughts and what has Hachette India’s position been on this?
First let’s ask the question—who’s deciding on prices? Publishers yes, but more often than not publishers held hostage to a trade perception that orders will drop as you move across price thresholds. Because of this, prices in India are stuck two decades ago equally by perception and from the ‘educational hangover’. For instance I remember buying John Grisham in college (I’m talking about the late eighties) at about Rs 250. Then, Rs 175 to Rs 250 was the mass market price point (for ‘imported’ books). When we started publishing John Grisham (almost 30 years later) we moved that up to Rs 350, and today Rs 350 to Rs 399 is our mass market price point. And it hasn’t affected sales a bit. And before somebody cries piracy, let me point out that even books priced at Rs 150 get pirated. Price point is not going to deter piracy, only IPR protection and policing will. There is the true story about a mass market book dropping to Rs 75 (from Rs 110) to counter piracy, while the pirates smirked and continued to sell at Rs 85.
Likewise when Harry Potter 7 (Deathly Hallows) was published in 2007, we priced it at Rs 975 (I was at Penguin then) and there was a massive backlash saying nobody would buy a children’s book at that price; and even with the hype the maximum we could expect was 30,000 copies, whereas at Rs 499 we would have sold a lakh. There was a lot of debate, but there were a lot of costs too, and we stayed firm at Rs 975. We ended up selling 241,000 copies. So pricing, I believe, should be done by book, the demand, the value proposition. Some genres definitely need to have their price points reexamined. Yes equally there are some genres or categories or authors who may need to be priced low because of wider small town penetration. We still hold Enid Blyton at the Rs 160 to Rs 199 level.
Now look at what I called the ‘educational hangover’. The whole low price thing flows from seeing books as educational products that fulfill a nobler purpose; and even with trade the whole literary-cultural dimension is added on. So let’s take a look at two bestselling titles in either category. In the mid-90s when I worked at OUP, the Oxford School Atlas (OSA) was priced at Rs 90 (John Grisham the top thriller seller was at about Rs 250 price point). Today about 25-30 years later the OSA’s 35th edition is priced at Rs 315; and the New Learning to communicate ( English textbook of 116 pages) is at Rs 280 but the trade ‘pricing perception’ would still price the 400 plus page John Grisham at Rs 299 at best!
Today when costs are just about 15-20% below the west; when discounts and returns have edged up to being at western levels, it is ludicrous to think we can price books at Rs 199-Rs 250 as standard (yes, as exceptions, the campus fiction books require that price—one reason we don’t publish in that category; and maybe a couple of others), and it is time that prices went up.
We (Hachette India) had the dubious distinction of pushing up prices beyond this perception level when we set up and we were a bit worried when we saw the Nielsen surveys in 2011 about average pricing because the gaps were so much between us the next publisher. Today the gap is quite small. And I’m delighted that for certain mass market authors there are higher-priced experiments—Jeffrey Archer for instance is sold today in trade paperback at a higher price.
Fundamentally it’s quite simple—if you are in publishing for business, you have to turn a profit however small, to stay in business. And unless one has grants or unlimited funding from venture capitalists, one has to price to market—from costs and sales history also; and not just from perceptions that are probably outdated.

At the Publishing Next conference, a constant gripe is the distribution issue. As a bookseller myself, I have had to contend with depleted stocks (where distributors say they don’t have a particular title while the title shows as being available online). Where have we gone wrong with distribution, and what immediate measures you think could be taken to fix the ‘problem’? That more bookshops are closing than opening isn’t helping matters either. Similarly, you have spoken out against the sale or return policy, that seems to be slowly being discouraged.
That’s right and this flows from the problem I’ve touched upon above. It comes from a new knee jerk response to tough times that would rather minimize risk than sell more books. And you know this has reached truly silly levels when every title—even if it’s a big brand—is negotiated down to how much sale or return can one squeeze out of the publisher.
Let’s pause to take a look at what was the original selling chain less than ten years ago. There were three stakeholders in getting the book to the reader—the publisher, the distributor and the retailer. For almost a 100 years there was a discount and returns structure that was in place, constructed by market reality. Retailers had 33-35% discount and the distributor had 40%-42% with 10% returns. This fitted the pattern needed for the Indian market based on its prices and overhead costs then. Gradually with the onset of the chains, the retailer began demanding full sale or return citing higher costs like rentals in malls etc. The distributor then began passing on the demand to the publisher saying, “it’s your book you take the risk.” Which is a valid argument only if one then changes the entire structure. So if a distributor today is acting only as a transporter then the discount is redundant and the distributor should just be on a commission for having performed a service and not sales. The discount for distribution was to cover territory with a sales force and sell books. Likewise for the retailer, who picked what s/he wanted to stock based on a clientele s/he knew and books that matched his/her store philosophy. Each stakeholder owned a share of the risk. With the advent of an indiscriminate sale or return policy, that risk is being abrogated, and consequently quality bookselling is taking a beating. The big brands are known and get frontage. All the rest move in a pipeline that heads out to return four months later. Once in a blue moon something clicks—a success rate and a readership spread that is too little to sustain an industry over the next two decades.

On the same lines, give us your assessment of the online book market. Your thoughts on the discount policies, return policies, and the almost absent possibility of discoverability. You sell books through your own website. How has that worked for you?
No we don’t sell books through our website. As a foreign company we are not allowed to retail. We have outsourced the sale to a third party seller. But hardly any sales happen there, because it is not trying to be a retail site. It remains a publisher’s promotional site but should somebody not find a book anywhere, this is one window where they can come in and get the book.
I’m a firm believer that online and brick & mortar can exist together; indeed are needed together. Online is good for current hot sellers, auto / cross-recommendations and making the long tail available. Brick & mortar is for bestsellers and a curated segment wise list that facilitates better discoverability while providing a great browsing experience based on individual store philosophy (yes, I believe bookshops need one). In India neither is fully delivering on what they should do. Both chase bestsellers (which is natural) but with a few exceptions (largely indies) don’t do much else about curation. Waterstones in the UK is a classic case study of a turnaround by configuring different stores differently and curating better. Until that happens we’ll have the perpetual gripes about discounts, cost of rentals, and online deep discounting. Even today in these difficult times, the indies that define themselves well, manage costs well and stock according to their core competency are doing well.
So online came in and created a huge wave with some stunning growth. Today they are estimated to be between 45% and 55% of any publisher’s business depending on the sort of books that are your oeuvre. However as with a lot of things online, this has so far been a scorched earth policy leaving bookshops burning, without creating that much new value. Unless they get out of this spoiler phase (one presumes they want to make profits sometime) and leverage their advantages of long tail and outreach, their focus will remain narrow if one looks at a long term developmental view. But that will come as India gets connected better and outreach extends everywhere. Currently it is largely the bestseller that occupies online attention with the long tail being bought by buyers who hunt for the book, rather than through active promotion and building of communities.
Flipkart’s drop in books where it was the largest retailer in India two years ago is a stark case in point. Taking your eye off the ball where experience and continuity are concerned; and depending just on price is never going to be a long term solution where books are concerned. I’m pleased that they are taking stock and planning a comeback. Amazon comes in with its tried-and-tested back end and even deeper pockets, so one can expect the deep discount battle to continue for some time, unless India does something like France and recognizes bookstores as cultural spaces and levels the playing field with a discount cap. But this is unlikely.

I would also like to know your thoughts on the current climate of censorship, or self-censorship in the country.
It is much more in the limelight now, but this instant knee jerk reaction in calling for a book ban has been there for some time irrespective of governments. What is worrying now is the fringe that is not reined in, or how a case can be criminalized just for harassment. Nobody should have that sort of power. We have two chapters of P.E.N. here and so there will be a lot of focus on this aspect. Where publishers are concerned, I’m not sure if it’s self-censorship or prudence (or pusillanimity depending on where you stand) but certainly most international publishers will have strong anti-lawsuit leanings and are policy bound to go with their legal counsel’s rulings on a pre-publication read.

Any special plans for 2017.
We’ve had a brilliant 2016, and we’re optimistic about 2017, though market conditions are likely to remain tough. There’s a great lineup of books as we step up our local publishing with three great superlead non-fiction offerings from Subroto Bagchi, Viswanathan Anand and Rakesh Sharma. There are great new voices too—watch out for Archana Garodia, and Ritu Singh, in particular. Our food & drink list is shaping up nicely; and the children’s list has both Sachin Tendulkar and Malala frontlining it alongside a new book from new star Roopa Pai. So fingers crossed that it will be good going as we head into 2018 and our tenth year in India as a company.

Quite often, after you have received the printed copies of your book, you will notice that the colours in it (or on the cover) are quite different from those you saw on the screen while the book was being developed. This is because the colour schemes used in each case – the computer screen and the printer’s ink – are vastly different in their composition and, consequently, appearance.

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The two colour schemes are RGB (Red, Green and Blue), used for depicting colour on the computer screen (the pixels have little subpixels that just show red, green or blue in different ‘doses’), and CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black; the K actually stands for key, which was what the black colour denoted), a combination of ink amounts that produces a certain colour.

A little more technical detail for those who might care: RGB colours are also known as “additive colour”, because there are no colours to begin with, and the colours are added together to achieve further colour combinations, or until the outcome is white. On the other hand, CMYK colours are subtractive – it starts with all colours (which combine to form black) and as colours are subtracted incrementally, the outcome gradually veers towards white.

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pic credit: www.americancarton.com/

What must be noted is that the colour gamut in case of the RGB palette is a much larger one when compared to the CMYK palette. Care must be therefore taken to ensure that, while designing printed material, the CMYK palette is used so that printing can actually happen with the right colours. In most software, the default mode is RGB, so if you are designing a printed brochure, for example, you must ensure that you switch to the CMYK colour palette.

So, rule of thumb: CMYK for print jobs, and RGB for web-based graphics.

 

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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,
MANAGEMENT & LEGAL AFFAIRS

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Title Author Publisher ISBN MRP Format
KONKANI POETRY
चॉकलेटी (Chokleti) डॉ भिकाजी घाणेकार (Bhikaji Ghanekar) बिम्ब प्रकाशन 978-93-84951-96-2 Rs.60 Paperback
सानुल्यांचीं कवनुलां जयंती नायक अवधूत आमोणकार राजाई प्रकाशन N/A Rs.27 Paperback
मिर्गवेणो जयंती नायक अवधूत आमोणकार राजाई प्रकाशन N/A Rs.120 Hardback
मनसांज चंद्रकांत नायक अवधूत आमोणकार राजाई प्रकाशन N/A Rs.125 Paperback
मृदवेणा मूळ कोंकणी: जयंती नायक, मराठी अनुवाद: सिसिलिया कार्व्हालो अवधूत आमोणकार राजाई प्रकाशन N/A Rs.170 Paperback
Tujea Moga Khatir Pio Fernandes Pio Fernandes N/A Rs.150 Paperback
जैत आनी हेर कविता, मूळ: वॉल्टर मिनेझीस लिपयांतर: ब्रेण्डा मिनेझीस गोवा कोंकणी अकादेमी N/A Rs.140 Paperback
Mhojea Bannavle Ganvant Cirilo D. Fernandes Ed’s Printers N/A Rs.50 Paperback
पांच दसकां कोंकणी कवितेचिं संपादक: माधव बोरकार कोंकणी भाशा मडंळ (Konkani Bhasha Mandal) N/A Rs.200 Paperback
Zagor Jeetendra R. Fadte Dalgado Konknni Akademi 978-81-92801-34-6 Rs.70 Paperback
Murmuro Pratap Naik S.J Dalgado Konknni Akademi N/A Rs.50 Paperback
हें अशेंच चलतलें (Hem Oxench Choltolem!) R.B.S. Komarpant Rukbai Prakashan N/A Rs.50 Paperback
Motiam Brazinho Soares Kalapurkar Tadeu Soares Prokaxon N/A Rs.50 Paperback
Sopon-gondh:(kovita Jhelo) Mull Borovpi: Sonia Subhash Shah Dalgado Konknni Akademi N/A Rs.100 Paperback
Ximpio (Kovita) Selza Lopes Selza Lopes N/A Rs.150 Paperback
नंतर (Nanatar) पांडुरंग गांवकर समृध्दी प्रकाशन N/A Rs.65 Paperback
हय सायबा उदय नरसिंह म्हांबरो स्नेह प्रकाशन N/A Rs.100 Hardback
जळीमळी पांडुरंग गांवकर समृध्दी प्रकाशन 978-81-921458-4-6 Rs.150 Paperback
नाझिया पांडुरंग गांवकर समृध्दी प्रकाशन 978-81-921458-3-9 Rs.150 Paperback
अक्षरपुनव स्मिता तिंबले संजना पब्लिकेशस्न N/A Rs.180 Paperback
माणकां आनी मोतयां पोब्र फेर्नांडीज जीवनसूर प्रकाशन N/A Rs.100 Paperback
KONKANI GRAMMER
कोंकणी चलचिंत्रा इजिदोर दान्तस एड़ बर्नार्द एफ़ डिसोझा 97B-B1-91361-1-4 Rs.600 Hardback
Modern-English Konkani Dictionary Isidore Dantas Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-31-9 Rs.497 Hardback
कोंकणी व्याकरण सुरेश ज़ बोरकार कोंकणी भाशा मडंळ N/A Rs.250 Paperback
कोंकणी व्याकरण: आठवी ते धावी सौ. अर्चना अशोक कामत संजना पब्लिकेशस्न N/A Rs.150 Paperback
ओंवळां सुधा वसंत लवंदे संजना पब्लिकेशस्न N/A Rs.120 Paperback
कोंकणी भाशेचें व्याकरण प्रो. लु आ. रोद्रीगिश प्रो़. लु आ. रोद्रिगिरा N/A Rs.5 Paperback
Amchi Bhas Borounchi Promann Rit Pratap Naik S.J Dalgado Konknni Akademi 978-81-928013-2-2 Rs.30 Paperback
Konknni Cholchitram Isidore Dantas Dantas Publication 978-81-910361-0-7 Rs.450 Hardback
LEARNING KONKANI
Lets Learn Konkani Suresh J. Borkar Rajhauns Sankalpana Pvt. Ltd. 978-81-85339-41-7 Rs.145 Paperback
Konkani English Dictionary Suresh J. Borkar, Mukesk P Thali, Damodar K Ghanekar Rajhauns Vitaran 81-7810-141-6 300 Paperback
English Konkani:New Generation Prakash G Thali Rajhauns Vitaran 978-81-7810-278-1 Rs.160 Paperback
कारबारी कोंकणी प्रा. भूषण भावे, प्रा. प्रकाश वजरीकार, प्रा. प्रकाश
पर्येंकार
राजहंस वितरण N/A Rs.275 Paperback
Inglez Konknni (Romi Lipi) Utravoll Goa Konkani Akademi Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.200 Paperback
हिन्दी कोंकणी शब्दकोश (Hindi-Konkani Dictionary) Dr. Anant Ram Bhat Goa Konkani Akademi N/A Rs.380 Paperback
KONKANI PLAYS
सांगोड पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-80-4 Rs.100 Paperback
प्रेमजागोर पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-78-2 Rs.100 Paperback
दिव्या दिव्या दिपत्कार पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-82-0 Rs.100 Paperback
Loz Ani Dukh (Khell Tiatr) Premanand A. Lotlikar Pritam Prokaxon N/A Rs.40 Paperback
Venchik 5 Tiatr Agnelo (Borim) Vandana Productions Borim N/A Rs.199 Paperback
Bhaddeacho Kusvo Menino M. Araujo Dalgado Konknni Akademi N/A Rs.50 Paperback
Futt Fausto V. DaCosta The Goan Review Prokaxon N/A Rs.30/- Paperback
Sopon: 10 Nattkuleanchi Sankoll James Fernandes Dalgado Konknni Akademi N/A Rs.50 Paperback
अन्धा युग मूळ लेखक : धर्मवीर भारती, अणकार: रमेश भगवंत वेळूस्कार अस्मिताय प्रतिष्ठान N/A Rs.50 Paperback
साळकांतलो जादुगार मीना काकोडकार दुर्गा प्रकाशन, मडगांव N/A Rs.70 Paperback
तिरंगा चक्राचक्री पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-83-9 Rs.100 Paperback
दिश्‍टदौलत पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-90-1 Rs.100 Paperback
सूर्यसांवत पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 86488-14-6 Rs.40 Paperback
शिरी रे शिरी ! अधांतरी ! पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-84-7 Rs.100 Paperback
कांसुलो पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-94-4 Rs.100 Paperback
प्रेमयूध्द पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-79-0 Rs.100 Paperback
चतुरंगा पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-92-8 Rs.100 Paperback
चित्र स्वयंवर पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-91-X Rs.100 Paperback
धनयां देंवचारा पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-87-1 Rs.100 Paperback
काळजाची काणी पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-85-5 Rs.100 Paperback
कथा अस्तुरी पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-81-2 Rs.100 Paperback
सांवार युग श्रीधर कामत बांबोळकार अनंतशाली प्रकाशन N/A Rs.130 Paperback
Uzo Uloinam ani Chintunk Naslem Natty Fernandes Dalgado Konknni Akademi 978-81-928013-8-4 Rs.150 Paperback
परिक्रमा पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-93-6 Rs.100 Paperback
नवचेतना पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-97-9 Rs.140 Paperback
अंता घरा भगवंता पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन 81-86488-86-3 Rs.100 Paperback
दिगंत पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन N/A Rs.30 Paperback
आत्मवंचना पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन N/A Rs.30 Paperback
दायज पुंडलीक नायक अपुरबाय प्रकाशन N/A Rs.30 Paperback
वेंचीक पुंडलीक (Venchik Pundalik) Pundalik Naik Konkani Bhasha Mandal N/A Rs.225 Paperback
KONKANI FICTION
प्रातिनिधीक कथां झेलो भालचंद्र गांवकार, अंजू साखरदांडे, नित्यानंद नायक Konkani Bhasha Mandal N/A Rs.150 Paperback
श्‍यामाची आई साने गुरूजी नॅशनल बुक ट्रस्ट, इंडिया (National Book Trust India) 978-81-237-6194-7 Rs.110 Paperback
गळसरी (Galasari) एन. शिवदास (N. Shivdas) Rudra Prakashan N/A Rs.250 Paperback
म्हाजन (Mhazan) N.Shivdas उर्बा प्रकाशन (Urba Prakashan) N/A Rs.250 Paperback
शिवकथा (Shivkatha) N.Shivdas Rudra Prakashan N/A Rs.300 Paperback
Bandpas Menino Almeida Marrish Prokaxon N/A Rs.50 Paperback
Kotrin Willy Goes Dalgado Konknni Akademi N/A Rs.100 Paperback
Ti Axea Pedro Caetano D’Silva (C. D’Silva) Pedro Caetano D’Silva N/A Rs.30 Paperback
Veson: Ani her Ek – Anki Natkulim Cirilo Fernandes Tiatr Academy of Goa N/A Rs.20 Paperback
Chnn’nam ani Kan’ddam Daniel F. De Souza Talia Prokaxon N/A Rs.125 Paperback
कणसां (Konnsam) विन्सी क्वाद्रूस (Vincy Quadros) Snows Prokashan N/A Rs.200 Hardback
Bim Toxem Bhat/Argam Bor.Joe Meny Furtado Dalgado Konknni Akademi N/A Rs.150 Paperback
Turo Vincy Quadros Snows Prakashan N/A Rs.60 Paperback
Porsum Vincy Quadros Snows Prakashan N/A Rs.60 Paperback
फुलदाणी (Fuldanni) Vincy Quadros Shobha Prakashan N/A Rs.50 Paperback
आमी(Aami) Meena Kakodkar Durga Prakashan N/A Rs.150 Paperback
वास्तू (Vastu) Meena Kakodkar Durga Prakashan N/A Rs.300 Paperback
रुमदफूल Damodar Mauzo Rajhauns Vitaran (राजहंस वितरण) 81-85339-64-3 Rs.70 Paperback
वतांतल चान्नें (Vatantalem channe) सुधा खरंगटे Sanjana Publications N/A Rs.115 Paperback
भोगदंड (Bhogadandd) Hema Naik Apurbhai Prakashan 81-86488-62-6 Rs.125 Paperback
Voros Fukott Vochunk Gajanan Jog Dalgado Konknni Akademi 978-81-928013-8-4 Rs.140 Paperback
Khell Zalo Vell Vincy Quadros Dalgado Konknni Akademi 978-81-928013-7-7 Rs.100 Paperback
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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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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
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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
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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
1950-1974 Yesterday in Paradise Cyprian Fernandes Goa,1556|Golden Heart Emporium 978-93-80739-92-2 Rs.200 Paperback
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
Beyond The Self: Santa Casa da Misericordia de Goa Fatima da Silva Gracias Surya Publications, Panjim 81-7525-226-X Rs.300 Paperback
Kaleidoscope Goa: A Cultural Atlas Dr. Pandurang Phaldesai Vasantrao Dempo Education & Research Foundation N/A Rs.850 Hardcover
Indo-Portuguese Researches – New Dimensions Dr. P. P. Shirodkar Pradnya-Darshan Prakashan N/A Rs.999 Hardcover
GOAN FICTION IN ENGLISH
No Flowers, No Wreaths Orlando da Costa, Translated by Isabel de Santa Rita Vas Goa,1556 N/A Rs. 200 Hardcover
The Sign of Wrath Orlando da Costa, Translated by D.A.Smith Goa,1556|Golden Heart Emporium N/A Rs.400 Hardcover
The Permanent Resident Roanna Gonsalves Goa,1556|Golden Heart Emporium 978-81-9328-379-0 Rs.200 Paperback
The Singer and the Sage and other stories Bernadette Correia Afonso D’Souza Goa,1556 N/A Rs.200 Paperback
Age of Frenzy Mahabaleshwar Sail HarperCollins Publishers India 978-93-5264-159-8 Rs.300 Paperback
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
Portuguese India and Mughal Relations 1510-1735 Luis de Assis Correia Broadway Publishing House 978-93-84298-54-8 Rs.450 Hardcover
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 Handbook For My Lover Rosalyn D’mello HarperCollinsIndia 978-93-5177-640-6 Rs.499 Hardcover
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
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
Tarini and Tar-vir: The Unique Boat Deities of Goa Pratima P. Kamat Goa Institute for Culture and Research in History (GOINCARH) 978-81-906485-0-9 Rs.500 Paperback
MUSIC
Greatest Konkani Song Hits Vol. 1 Transcribed and Arranged by Francis Rodrigues Broadway Publishing House 978-0-9811794-0-7 Rs.850 Paperback
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
POETRY
The Fingers Remember Aditi Rao Yodapress 93-82579-03-6 Rs.195 Paperback
Souldrops Smitha Bhandare Kamat Third Millennium 978-81-904389-3-3 Rs.125 Paperback
Learn from the Almond Leaf Eunice de Souza Poetrywala, Paperwall Media & Publishing Pvt. Ltd. 978-93-82749-43-1 Rs.150 Paperback
Four Degrees of Separation Rochelle Potkar PoetryPrimero, Paperwall Media & Publishing Pvt. Ltd. 978-93-82749-36-3 Rs.300 Paperback
Confronting Love Jerry Pinto Penguin Books India 9780143032649 Rs.125 Paperback
Body Language Manohar Shetty Poetrywala, Paperwall Media & Publishing Pvt. Ltd. N/A Rs.250 Paperback
The Missing Rib: Collected Poems 1973-2015 K. Satchidanandan Poetrywala, Paperwall Media & Publishing Pvt. Ltd. 978-93-82749-40-0 Rs.899 Hardcover
Avante, Goeses, Avante! Laxmanrao Sardessai, Translated by D.A.Smith Goa,1556 N/A 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