Books on Goa

The inputs, information, collection, compilation of this exhaustive list of books on Goa are done by none other than Mr. Frederick Noronha. The credit completely goes to Mr. Frederick Noronha. He is an enlightened journalist based in Saligao in the Bardez district of North Goa. He is full of life in cyberspace and actively engaged with internet information involving Goa and its developmental and environmental concerns. If you need to buy online, books on Goa, books of Goa or books in Goa then please visit http://www.otherindiabookstore.com/index.jsp




50 YEARS OF KONKANI CINEMA

By United Entertainers

Price: $3/-or Rs. 50/- (2000) / Pages 136

A delightful account of Konkani cinema, this book is for all those who like quirky insights into forgotten aspects of culture



A DESCRIPTION OF KONKANI

By Mathew Almeida s.j.

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages.337 (1989) Hard Bound

A book on the phonology, morphology and syntax of Konkani.



CATARINA, ETCETERA: UNSUNG HEROINES OF PORTUGUESE EXPANSION

By Mario Cabral e Sa

Price: $9/-or Rs. 190.Pages 132 (2001)

The role of Portuguese women in the Portuguese empire is little known. This slim volume helps to uncover the histories of some of these unsung women, who led lonely, difficult lives and were usually maligned in the bargain.



CLASSIC INDIA: GOA

By Amrita Kumar (Ed.)

Price: $5/-or Rs. 95/- Pages.57 (1997) Hard Bound

A book on Goa generously illustrated with colour pictures.



COMPUTERS FOR ALL SCHOOLS: A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

By Dr. Nishta Desai & Dr. Bernadette Gomes

Price: $4/-or Rs. 75/- Pages.54 (1997)

A comprehensive study on the use of computers in high schools and higher secondary schools in Goa.



DALGADO: THE MAN AND THE SCHOLAR

By Fr. A Pereira, S.J.

Price: $3/-or Rs. 40/- Pages.104 Hard Bound (1983)

The writer profiles lucidly the life and work of the renowned Goan lexicographer, philologist and glottologist.



DUST AND OTHER STORIES FROM GOA

By Heta Pandit

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages 231 (2002)

A lovely collection of short stories, which presents a wide range of vignettes of various well-drawn characters, firmly rooted in the Goan ethos. Filled with an ironic and unexpected humour, this collection from this new writer is a treat.



ELOCUTION PIECES FOR STUDENTS

By Anita Pinto

Price: $2/-or Rs. 25/- Book 1: Pages. 102 (1995)

Poems and speeches for students of all ages to recite and declaim



FISH CURRY AND RICE (PAPER BACK)

By Claude Alvares

Price: $17/-or Rs. 400 Pages. 380 (2002)

The Goa Foundation's classic sourcebook on Goa's environment is back, in a completely revised, updated edition. Incorporating a wealth of new material, Fish Curry and Rice goes beyond Goa's environment and is now a complete sourcebook on Goa, its ecology and life-style. A must for all who love Goa and want to know more. Also available in hard bound for Rs. 600.00



FORTRESS PORTUGAL IN INDIA

By Henry Scholberg

Price: $4/-or Rs. 75/- Pages 47 (1995)

The forts of the Malabar Coast and Goa, now anachronisms, evoke nostalgic memories of a time long gone. A detailed documentary tribute.



GOA AND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OR SIX MONTHS OF SICK LEAVE

By Richard F. Burton

Price: $16/-or Rs. 365/- Pages.368 (1991) Hard Bound

A British officer of the 1850s who spends time in Goa, Malabar, Calicut and the Nilgiris, leaves behind his impressions.



GOA: PERSONALITIES 1996- WHO IS WHO IN THE FUTURE

By Gil Bastos Vieira

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages.140 (1996) Hard Bound

English-Portuguese, bilingual book.A Brazilian journalist's word-sketches of prominent Goans today.



GOA: IMAGES AND PERCEPTIONS

By Celsa Pinto

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages.147 (1996) Hard Bound

A collection of 10 essays that shows Goa alive and throbbing in the 16th century. Discusses issues like: women's inheritance rights, the cotton trade, etc.



GOAN SOCIETY THROUGH THE AGES

By Ed. by B.S. Shastry

Price: $13/-or Rs. 300/- Pages 286 (1993) Hard Bound

Papers on subjects ranging from Christian folk-songs to the status of women in Portuguese Goa to the tobacco trade.



GOENCHO SAIB: THE LIFE & MISSION OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

By Rajan Narayan

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages 83 (1994)

An introduction to the life of the saint, who helped establish Christianity firmly in India.



HEALTH AND HYGIENE IN COLONIAL GOA: 1510-1961

By Fatima da Silva Gracias

Price: $19/-or Rs. 450/- Pages.300(1994) Hard Bound

Investigates the medical scenario during Portuguese rule. Da Silva Gracias discusses the roles of traditional Goan medicine vis-a-vis modern medicine and finds that the public health conditions during the period were quite abysmal



HISTORY OF THE KONKAN

By Rev. Alexander Kyd Nairne

Price: $12/-or Rs. 195/- Pages 131 (2001)(Hard Bound)

Part of the Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency, first published in 1894, this is an unmatched history of the entire Konkan region.



ISHTANN: BEST OF GOAN SARASWAT CUISINE

By Padma Mahale

Price: $8/-or Rs. 175/- Pages 132 (2003)

Translated from the Konkani, this book gives you the best recipes associated with the cooking of the Goan Saraswat community.



JOTTINGS

By Arthur Francis 'Meurin' Santos

Price: $2/-or Rs. 25/- Pages.136 (1970)

Entertainment for the whole family-a laugh, a sob, a throb-in this true-to-life experiences of the author.



KALEIDOSCOPE OF WOMEN IN GOA

By Fatima da Silva Gracias

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages.166 (1996) Hard Bound

A fine historian provides a picture of the life-styles of women-both Christian and non-Christian-including their customs, traditions and rituals during colonial rule.



KONKANI-ENGLISH POCKET DICTIONARY

By Asian Educational Services

Price: $9/-or Rs. 195/- Pages 208 /(1999)

A handy and authoritative dictionary of Roman Konkani.



LANDMARKS IN MY TIME

By Bertha Menezes Braganca

Price: $4/-or Rs. 60/- Pages.112 (1992)

Essays that provide an inside view to Goa's freedom struggle, post-liberation politics and also world events that made a great impression on the author.



LAYING THE GROUND FOR COMMUNAL RIOTS...?

By Datta Naik

Price: $3/-or Rs. 26/- Pages.210 (1987)

An analysis of the communal writing of N.G. Athawale during the Konkani agitation in Goa.



LEGENDS OF THE KONKAN

By Arthur Crawford

Price: $12/-or Rs. 265/- Pages.300 (1987) Hard Bound

Fascinating and out-of-this-world legends of the Konkan as told by the 'old Bhutt of Chiploon'. First published in 1909



LINGUISTIC GLOSSARY

By M. Almeida & P. Naik

Price: $6/-or Rs. 120/- Pages.165 (1994) Hard Bound

English-Konkani and Konkani-English.Aims to provide a reliable, accurate and easy-to-use technical terminology.



MATHEMATICS MANUAL FOR CHILDREN

By Pratap Naik

Price: $2/-or Rs. 25/- Pages.43 (1996)

Learn arithmetic in Konkani with English translations. Simple steps.



MODERN GOAN SHORT STORIES

By Editor Lius S. Rita Vas

Price: $6/-or Rs. 120/- Pages 173 (2002)

An excellent, low-priced collection of Goan short stories, this book contains pieces from each of four Goa’s languages, written by a variety of authors, both well-known as well as those who deserve to be better-known.



PORTUGUESE PALAEOGRAPHY

By Dr. P.P. Shirodkar

Price: $40/-or Rs. 1350/- Pages.222 (1997) Hard Bound

The eminent Goan historian succeeds in deciphering the archaic, colonial calligraphy of Portuguese documents dating from 15th to the 19th century.



PROFILE OF EMINENT GOANS

By J. Clement Vaz

Price: $17/-or Rs. 400/- Pages.347 (1997) Hard Bound

A painstaking survey of the glorious achievements of an array of great Goans, past and present, and their various contributions to human progress.



SEE THE EVIL

By Nishita Desai

Price: $4/-or Rs. 60/- Pages 79 (2001)

Focuses attention on the increasing problem of tourism-related paedophilia in Goa, and suggests measures to tackle the menace.



SKIN

By Margaret Mascarenhas

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- 2001.Pages 250

The story of Pagan Miranda Flores, who returns from California to Goa to be by the bedside of her dying grandmother and discovers her roots. A rich tapestry of tales woven together into an exquisite pattern; a book like none you have ever read before



SPOKEN KONKANI (WITH C.D)

By Edward De Lima

Price: $9/-or Rs. 200/- (2001)Pages 54

Ideal introduction to Konkani for the tourist or the second and third generation Goan expatriate, this book covers simple conversations in Roman script. Revised edition along with a CD.



THE GREATER TRAGEDY

By Lambert Mascarenhas

Price: $2/-or Rs. 25/- Pages.84 (1988)

Goa Today's founder-editor presents a play to enfold the drama of pre-and post-liberation in Goa.



THE KONKAN AND THE KONKANI LANGUAGE

By V.P Chavan

Price: $8/-or Rs. 160/- Pages.75 (1995) Hard Bound

The book explains the evolution, history, character and use of Konkani, spoken by over a million and a ha(Large Format) people



THE KONKANI LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

By J. Gerson da Cunha

Price: $7/-or Rs. 135/- Pages.50 (1991) Hard Bound

Traces the history of the language, and its relationship with various other tongues, from Sanskrit to Persian.



THE KONKANI PROVERBS

By V.P. Chavan

Price: $8/-or Rs. 160/- Pages.96 (1995) HARD BOUND.

'He has come to the wedding pandal in search of a bullock.' 'A nose ring bigger than the nose.' 'The boiled rice becomes gruel by over-boiling.' For Konkani writers, speakers, students or anyone at all-picturesque punchy speech.



THE LIFE OF ST. ANTHONY, THE GREAT WONDER WORKER

By Sebastian D'Cruz

Price: $2/-or Rs. 10/- Pages. 32 (1996)

St. Anthony of Padua is brought to life in this book by Sebastian D'Cruz



THE RAPE OF GOA

By Patrick Ferdinand

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages. 72 (1988)

A thought-provoking tragedy in five acts, bristling with cameos of cruelty, avarice and corruption in the wake of Portuguese invasion of Goa and the subsequent Inquisition.



THE SEA BIRD

By MangalaAnaveker

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages 84 (2001)

A tale set in Goa, this book offers reflections on life inter-spersed in a fairly interesting narrative



THE STATE OF GOA’S HEALTH

By Vikram Patel et al.

Price: $4/-or Rs. 60/- Pages 62 (2001)

A comprehensive report on health issues in Goa.



THE VILLAGE HOME AND OTHER STORIES

By J.P. D'Souza

Price: $4/-or Rs. 75/- Pages. 141 (1998)

Immensely readable stories illustrating village life in Goa.



TRADE AND FINANCE IN PORTUGUESE INDIA

By Celsa Pinto

Price: $19/-or Rs. 450/- Pages.315 (1994)

A historical work that challenges the predominant Eurocentric biases still prevalent in Indo-Portuguese history. Pinto criticises the idea that the 18th and 19th centuries were periods of no commercial consequence and documents the thriving, privately-operated, extra-Asian trade."



TRAVELLERS YELLOW PAGES

By A Bombay Yellow Pages Group of Publication

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages 230

The comprehensive yellow pages for travellers and tourists in Goa and Maharashtra.



FISH CURRY AND RICE (Hard Bound)

By Claude Alvares

Price: $25/-or Rs. 600/- Pages. 380/ 2002

The Goa Foundation's classic sourcebook on Goa's environment is back, in a completely revised, updated edition. Incorporating a wealth of new material, Fish Curry and Rice goes beyond Goa's environment and is now a complete sourcebook on Goa, its ecology and life-style. A must for all who love Goa and want to know more.



BIRDS OF GOA

By Heinz Lainer

Price: $21/-or Rs. 500/- Pages. 244 (2004)(Hard Bound)

Goa is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Birds of Goa is primarily intended as a fairly comprehensive reference work for serious birdwatchers and ornithologists. It attempts to provide information on the habitat, population, distribution, migration, breeding status and any locally relevant data of all the 420 bird species that have been reliably recorded in Goa (Also available in PAPER BACK Rs.300/- US$13.00)



CONCEPTS IN LAW

By Carmo D'Souza

Price: $4/-or Rs. 75/- Pages 131 (2004).

A slim booklet which attempts to explain to the lay reader some concepts in law, at random.



RUCHCHIK

By Amita Nayak Salatry

Price: $7/-or Rs. 125/- Pages115 (2004).

Salatry hosts the popular TV cookery serial “ Ruchik”. Here are some of her favourite recipes.



GOA THROUGH THE EYES OF FANCHU LOYOLA

By Carmo D’souza

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages 80 (2005).

Loyola was a prominent political figure in Goa in the first ha(Large Format) of the 20th century. This book reviews his writings, speeches etc.



WOMEN'S HEALTH IN GOA

By ShailaDesouza

Price: $23/-or Rs. 550/-Pages 287 (2006) (Hard Bound)

A compendium of 18 papers, presented at a workshop organized by Cente for Women's Studies, Goa University and the Goa State Women's Commission.



A KIND OF ABSENCE

By Joao da VeigaCoutinho

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages.127 (1997).

Coutinho provides an indispensable vade mecum for emigrants searching for their cultural identity and personal meaning.



AN HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SKETCH OF THE CITY OF GOA

By Jose Nicolau da Fonseca

Price: $28/-or Rs. 745/- Pages.350 (1994) HARD BOUND.

A most comprehensive history of Goa in a format associated with gazetteers. Also carries important statistical information including charts about population, marriages, births and deaths in the year 1877 when it was first written. Reprint.



AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF GOA

By Denis L. Cottineau de Kloguen

Price: $9/-or Rs. 195/-Pages.120 (1988) HARD BOUND.

Rare book, reprinted. Originally published in the early 19th century.



CALANGUTE

By Carmo D'Souza

Price: $4/-or Rs. 60/- Pages.140 (1997).

An unfolding of the culture, beauty and heritage of Calangute village: tales involving playing marbles on the beach, a walk around the tinto, religious festivals, Calangute Panchayat and Comunidade.



DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION IN GOA

By V.A. PaiPanandiker& P.N. Chaudhuri

Price: $6/-or Rs. 125/- Pages.46 (1983) HARD BOUND.

By 1971 Goa had already achieved a birth rate of 21 per thousand compared to the national average of 35 per thousand. What were the factors responsible for such low fertility? Any lessons?



ESSAYS IN GOAN HISTORY

By Ed. by Teotonio R. de Souza

Price: $9/-or Rs. 200/- Pages.219 (1989) HARD BOUND.

Eighteen assorted essays on subjects ranging from pre-Portuguese religious and cultural life in Goa, to contemporary issues linked to the freedom struggle, gold smuggling and the slave trade.



FREE FROM SCHOOL

By Rahul Alvares

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages.112 (1999).

16-year-old snake-loving Goan, Rahul Alvares, opted out of school for a year, to unravel for himse(Large Format) the mysteries of nature's wonders reptiles, crocodiles, spiders, earthworms and turtles. This book reports Rahul's thrilling real-life learning, which students and teachers will find enormously engrossing.



GOA IMAGES & IMPRESSIONS

By Thomas Vaz

Price: $13/-or Rs. 290/- Pages.70 ((LARGE FORMAT)).

A quality coffee table book on Goa, filled with nostalgic and exquisite colour photographs of Goa today. Contains 60 lavish pictures by Jean-Louis Nou.



GOA POLICE

By Dr N. Dilip Kumar

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- Pages.280 (1999).

In this first book of its kind, a serving police officer attempts to provide a historical account of the police systems prevailing in Goa, and how the military and civil police helped the Portuguese suPagesress the freedom movement.



GOA TO ME

By Teotonio R. de Souza

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages.176 (1994) HARD BOUND.

The 10 essays with an autobiographical introduction are a search for se(Large Format) identity which the distinguished Goan historian sees as inseparable from the history of his land and people.



HOUSES OF GOA

By Gerard da Cunha, Heta Pandit and Annabel Mascarenhas

Price: $51/-or Rs. 1900/- Pages.208 (1999).

This book is the result of an extensive study of over 150 Goan houses with a foreword by an exponent of natural architecture, Gerard da Cunha. The book covers all elements of style found in Goa's architecture, with 200 gorgeous, colour pictures by photographer Ashok Koshy.



LEGENDS OF GOA

By Mario Cabral e Sa

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- Pages.119 (1998).

Cabral e Sa shares with readers a treasure chest of historical legends of Goa, from the earliest times till the end of the colonial rule. Illustrated by Mario.



MALABAR AND THE PORTUGUESE

By K.M. Panikkar

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages.221.

An Indian viewpoint of the profound impact of the Portuguese conquest on Malabar.



SORROWING LIES MY LAND

By Lambert Mascarenhas

Price: $8/-or Rs. 175/- Pages.123 (1999).

A moving novel of the feelings of Goa's people about the Portuguese domination they suffered silently for centuries. Mascarenhas documents a stirring manifesto of an oPagesressed people's growing awareness of its rights and heritage.



SIMPLE FOLK

By Guerra Junqueiro

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages.72 (1994).

A collection of poems translated from the Portuguese by Olivinho Gomes which exalt the simplicity of rural life.



TALES FROM GOLDEN GOA

By Anita Pinto

Price: $4/-or Rs. 50/- Pages.36 (1998).

Lovely tales for children with typical, rustic characters and colourful illustrations. The narrative takes the reader from one Goan village to another.



THE PORTRAIT

By Frederika Menezes

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages.81 (1998).

Sensitive thoughts, ideas and oodles of humour by a young, bubbly spastic. She translates them in poems, which show a remarkable maturity as she shares with the reader her pain, dreams and cheer.



THE PRAYER OF THE FROG - VOL 1

By Anthony de Mello

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages.300 (1996).

Quotations and extracts on prayer, religion, awareness, love and se(Large Format).



THE SONG OF THE BIRD

By Anthony de Mello

Price: $4/-or Rs. 70/- Pages.197 (1996).

Thought-provoking, spiritually oriented essays from the well-known Jesuit priest banned by the Pope.



INSIDE INDIA SERIES: GOA

By Pooja&Meenu

Price: $5/-or Rs. 90/- Pages 32 (2006).

A tourist information guide with map of state, city, road and distance chart.



THE GIRL

By Sonia Faleiro

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages 124 (2006).

The author is a young Goan journalist. This is her first novel.



MHAMAIS OF GOA

By Ed Dr. S.K. Mhamai

Price: $13/-or Rs. 300/- Pages 225 (2004).

In the colonial period, the Mhamais were the most well-known business and trading community in Goa. This gave them a decisive edge in politics. But they also played an important role in the social and religious sphere. This is their story, told by one of their own.



THE GOA LAW REFERENCE

By The Goa Foundation

Price: $15/-or Rs. 350/- Pages.226 (1997) (Hard Bound)

A formidable arsenal of information for members of the bench and bar, researchers, litigants and members of the public, compiled by the Goa Foundation. Contains the full text of the Goa Law Commission Report plus all laws aPageslicable in Goa, local and central, with up-to-date list of amendments. $ 11 Rs. 250.00 (PAPER BACK)



CONVERSIONS & CITIZENRY

By Delio De Mendonca

Price: $27/-or Rs. 700/- Pages 454 (2002) (Hard Bound)

A history of conversions to Christianity in Goa by the Portuguese from 1510-1610.Scholarly work.



KITCHEN GARDEN MANUAL

By Agriculture Officer's Association

Price: $3/-or Rs. 30/- Pages 64 (2003).



HOW TO GROW A KITCHEN GARDEN IN GOA.

Portugal: In Search of Identity

By Carmo D'Souza

Price: $6/-or Rs. 90/- Pages 135 (2003).

A novel.



THE PARISH CHURCHES OF GOA

By Jose Lourenco

Price: $21/-or Rs. 495/- Pages 201 (2006).

This book contains a photographic record of the facades of all the 159 parish churches that dot the towns and villages of Goa. Accompanying the pictures is a brief history of the churches and brief notes on the different architectural styles used in these edifices. Printed on art paper.



TIVOLEM

By Victor Rangel Ribeiro

Price: $21/-or Rs. 495/- Pages 344 (HARD BOUND) (1998).

A captivating novel set in Goa of the 1930s. About the relationship of three men and a woman who return to Goa to face a blend of Western and Christian values, and traditional Indian mores in a village called Tivolem.



ECONOMICS OF THE GOA JESUITS

By Charles J. Borges

Price: $13/-or Rs. 300/- Pages. 215 (1994).

Seeks to trace the growth and decline of the Jesuits during their stay in India.



FOLK SONGS OF GOA: MANDO-DULPODS & DEKNNIS (OUT OF STOCK)

By Jose Pereira, Micael Martins & Antonio da Costa

Price: $15/-or Rs. 340/- Pages.85 (2005).

Includes a collection of mando songs with musical scores.



GOA A REDISCOVERY

By Ben Antao

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages 99 (2004).

A prominent ex-pat travels the length and breadth of Goa, meeting people, re-visiting familiar and new places and records his impressions in this collection of short essays.



HERITAGE OF GOVAPURI

By Fr Cosme Jose Costa

Price: $13/-or Rs. 300/- Pages. 132 (Large Format) (2002).

A beautifully produced study, profusely illustrated study of the artefacts in and around the Pillar Seminary Museum.



INSIDE GOA

By Manohar Malgonkar

Price: $27/-or Rs. 695/- Pages 199 (2004).

The well-known author brings to life the history of Goa and shows how, through all its upheavals, Goa has remained a haven of communal harmony. A lesson for our times, indeed. Priceless illustrations from Mario Miranda.



PARMAL: ETERNAL FRAGRANCE OF GOAN HERITAGE

By Prava Rai

Price: $9/-or Rs. 200/- Pages 140 (2007).

Short essays, notes, jottings on Goan heritage issues.



SAO JOAO 2004: SOUVENIR OF SIOLIM SAO JOAO

By Sebastian D'Cruz

Price: $3/-or Rs. 50/- Pages 35 (2004).

Mainly pictures of the 2004 San Joao festival in Siolim.



SONG OF GOA: MANDOS OF UNION & LEMENTATION (OUT OF STOCK)

By Jose Pereira, Micael Martins & et al

Price: $21/-or Rs. 480/- Pages 190 (2003)(Hard Bound)

Everything you want to know about Mandos - the Goan Konkani love songs. Includes a collection of mando songs with musical scores.



SONG OF GOA: MANDOS OF YEARNING (OUT OF STOCK)

By Jose Pereira & Michael Martins

Price: $19/-or Rs. 450/- Pages.234 (2000).

An ethno-musicological analysis of the mando.



THE GOAN CATHOLIC WEDDING GUIDE

By Substance Publications

Price: $5/-or Rs. 80/- Pages 96 (2004).

Every think you need to know if you want to celebrate your wedding the traditional Catholic Goan way.



TOUCHED BY THE TOE

By Alexandre Moniz Barbosa

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages 211 (2004).

A fictional tale surrounding the religious hysteria that erupted in Goa on the arrival of the body of St. Francis Xavier in the 1600s.



UNDER THE ARCHANGEL'S WINGS

By Tereza Albuquerque

Price: $21/-or Rs. 500/- Pages 108 (2003)(HARD BOUND/(LARGE FORMAT)).

Produced on the 400th anniversary of St. Michael's Church in Anjuna, this historian tells you all there is to know about the church, the chapels and other religious monuments in Anjuna. Packed with colour photographs.



VOYAGE TO GOA & BACK

By Jan Huyghen Van Linschoten

Price: $12/-or Rs. 265/- Pages 126 (2004)(Hard Bound)

Diary of the Dutch traveller's visit to Goa and the East Indies in the 16th century.



ACCHEV (THE UPHEAVAL)

By Pundalik Naik

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages.144 (2002) HARD BOUND.

In this dramatic novel set in rural Goa of the 70s, the destruction of nature by the introduction of mining is mirrored by the degradation of family life and traditional values in the village.



COASTAL WESTERN INDIA

By M.N. Pearson

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages.149 (1982) HARD BOUND.

A tract within the canvas of Indo-Portuguese and maritime history.



FLORA OF GOA, DUI, DAMAN, DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

By Rolla SeshagiriRao

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250.02 Vols. Pages. 545 (1985).

An exploration of plant life liberally illustrated with maps and photographs.



GOA & PORTUGAL: HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT

By Charles J. Borges et. Al.

Price: $25/-or Rs. 600/- Pages.426 (2000) HARD BOUND.

Interesting papers in Goa’s history.



GOA AND PORTUGAL-THEIR CULTURAL LINKS

By Edited by Charles Borges & H. Feidmann

Price: $19/-or Rs. 450/- Pages.320 (1997) HARD BOUND.

A collection of papers on ‘intercultural Relations: Portugal and Goa’.



GOA-KANKARA: PORTUGUESE RELATIONS 1498-1763

By B.S. Shastry

Price: $21/-or Rs. 500/- Pages.327 (2000) (Hard Bound)

Deals with the Portuguese attempts to dominate the kankara coast.



GOA: YESTERDAY & TODAY

By C.M. Estibeiro

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages. 110.

A pictorial record of Goan history.



GOENCHO SAIB

By Rajan Narayan

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages 98 (1994).

New and revised edition published by the well-known journalist and editor, on the occasion of Exposition-2004.



GOVAPURI

By Edited by Manohar Shetty

Price: $3/-or Rs. 50/- Pages. 120 Pages

Excellent periodical from the institute Menezes Braganza, each issue focuses on a different aspect of Goan life. Entertaining and instructive. Topics covered in past issues include Essays and Memoirs,



SMOKING GUN

Humour.Rs. 50.00 each.



GOVERNORS ADDRESSES TO GOA LEGISLATURE

Compiled by R. Kothandaraman

Price: $21/-or Rs. 500/- Pages.695 (2002) HARD BOUND.

A collection of the addresses of Goa’s 40 governors from 1964 to 2002.



KONKANI GRAMMAR

By A.F.X. Maffei

Price: $25/-or Rs. 595/- Pages. 439 (2003) HARD BOUND.

Explains in English the Konkani language including pronunciation, grammar and use of phrases.



LETS LEARN KONKANI

By S.J. Borkar

Price: $4/-or Rs. 70/- Pages. 169 (2003).

Running into its fifth edition this book is designed to help those involved in teaching-learning Konkani inside educational institutions.



THE CRUSADER’S CROSS: REMEMBERING GOA

By Russell J. Foulds

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages.448 (2003).

A fictional account of the life and times of a Portuguese conquistador in Goa.



THE GENERAL IS UP

By Peter Nazareth

Price: $5/-or Rs. 90/- Pages.190 (1984) HARD BOUND.

The setting is the expulsion of Goans from an ‘imaginary’ country in Africa.



THE SAWANTS OF WADI AND THE PORTUGUESE

By S.K. Kamat Mhamai

Price: $6/-or Rs. 125/- Pages.192 (1984).

The role played by the Sawants of adjacent Wadi in the history of Goa.



TRIAL OF THE FOUR

By Edited by Dr. P.P. Shirodkar

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages 292 (1999) HARD BOUND.

Deals with the trial of four prominent leaders of Goa’s freedom struggle, namely, Pandurang Shirodkar, Dr. Vinayak Mayenkar, Guilherme de Souza Ticlo and Nilkanth Karapurkar.



YES MINISTERJI

By Carmo D’souza

Price: $4/-or Rs. 75/- Pages. 74 (2001).

Ministerji is a parody meant to ridicule ministers in the Goa Cabinet. Hilarious reading.



BLOOD & NEMESIS

By Ben Antao

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages.318 (2005).

A novel.



MY 40 YEARS WITH SBI

By P G Kakodkar

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- Pages545 (2006) (Hard Bound)

P.G. Kakodkar is a household name with State Bank of India employees. Associated with SBI for over four decades and climbing the ranks from probationary assistant to Chairman of the monolith institution when he retired, he must have much to tell. These are his memoirs. Useful for those who are interested in bank history.



PENANCE

By Ben Antao

Price: $9/-or Rs. 200/- Pages333 (2006).

A novel about relationships – one a conventional marriage, the other a same sex partnership - going wrong and what happens thereafter. Bollywood (the Hindi film industry) is venturing into this area too as Indian society is slowly coming to grips with what we thought happens only in the West.



DELIGHTS FROM GOA

By AroonaReejhsinghani

Price: $4/-or Rs. 65/- Pages.135 (2004).

Learn to cook like the true culinary artists of Goa.



MUSSOLL DANCE OF CHANDOR

By ZenaidesMorenas

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages 78 (2002).

A monograph which takes a detailed look at a rather ritual dance, the mussoll dance performed just once annually in Chandor village alone.



WIND OF FIRE: THE MUSIC AND MUSICIANS OF GOA

By Mario Cabral e Sa

Price: $28/-or Rs. 750/- Pages.373 (1997).

Profiles outstanding Goan musicians



GOA – SPIRIT OF JOIE DE VIVRE

By Maria Louis

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages95 .

A coffee-table, lavish production, in full colour, on the many faces of Goa. Large format. Art paper.



GOA LIBERATION MOVEMENT AND MADHU LIMAYE

By Edited by ChampalLimaye

Price: $15/-or Rs. 350/- Pages.151 (1996) (Hard Bound)

The late Madhu Limaye’s thoughts on the Goan freedom movement.



KILLING ME SOFTLY

By Mario Sequeira

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages 179 (2006).

A self (Large Format)-confessed smoking addict explains why he decided to give up cigarettes and how he had to struggle for 15 long years before he was able to say goodbye to the deadly poison.



THE THIRD CULTURE

By Alberto de Noronha

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages 189 (2006).

The author defines the third culture as a product of two cultures intersecting at a particular point in time. This is the hybrid entity that was created when the Indian and Portuguese cultures met for the first time in Goa and interacted with each other for four and a ha(Large Format) centuries. Using original and secondary sources, Noronha presents a very interesting account of cross cultural influences of the two cultures on each other in art, architecture, dress, food habits, medicine, music, dance and language.



MOTHER MARY POEMS

By Anita Pinto

Price: $4/-or Rs. 65/- Pages 48 (2006) ((LARGE FORMAT)).

The proceeds from the sale of this booklet will aid needy women and children in Goa suffering from cancer.



GOAN BAZAAR

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages 186.

Goa is on everyone’s itinerary as a holiday destination. This book guides you through the bazaars and beaches and restaurants of Goa. Useful buy when you are in Goa.



THE PRAYER OF THE FROG - VOL II

By Anthony de Mello

Price: $5/-or Rs. 75/- Pages.256 (1996).

Quotations and extracts on prayer, religion, awareness, love and se(Large Format).



REBECCA’S INHERITANCE

By Sushila Fonseca

Price: $4/-or Rs. 55/- Pages 189 (2002).

An adventure story set in Goa.



SNAPSHOTS OF INDO-PORTUGUESE HISTORY – I PANJIM

By Vasco Pinho

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages 132 (2007).

This book is about Panjim, the capital city of Goa. Starting with its origins and evolution, it describes the city’s landmarks and their history. The author’s love for his homeland is manifest on every page.



GOA REMEMBERED: VIGNETTES OF FADING TRADITIONS

By Agnelo Pereira

Price: $13/-or Rs. 300/- Pages.100 (1995) HARD BOUND.

The book which captures the flavour of Goan life in earlier times, it provides insightful glimpses into Goan village life of yore. Profusely illustrated.



TALES FROM THE ATTIC

By Savia Viegas

Price: $9/-or Rs. 200/- Pages129 .

Marri, a school teacher sees her past in flashbacks during a delayed return to conscious after an operation. Her reminisces take us through Carmona, the village of her childhood and its memories which are both idyllic and poignant. The narrative weaves it magic through a racy and lyrical prose as it explores the small, intimate world of a Goan family. The author is a writer and academic based in Goa. She has contributed several research papers on history of museums and the social history of photography in various journals. A Fulbright Fellow, she is presently working on the history of family photographs in Goa covered by a grant from the Government of India. This is her debut novel.



DOMNIC’S GOA – A NOSTALGIC ROMP THROUGH A BYGONE ERA

By Domnic Fernandes

Price: $9/-or Rs. 350.02007.

Dominic’s book is a veritable treasure trove of information on the customs and traditions of Goa. It will certainly evoke nostalgic and poignant, memories of the past, stirring in Goans abroad a desire to know more of the history and life styles of the Goa from which they hail. At the author’s request this book is especially low-priced for the benefit of the Goan overseas community.



100 GOAN EXPERIENCES

By Pantaleao Fernandes

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- Pages 100 (2006).

Goa is not just a place – it is an experience. The author details for the reader in prose and pictures 100 such experiences, from crossing the river by ferry to receiving Prasad at the Shanta Durga temple. The range of “things to do in Goa” is wide, and much depends on the personal inclination of the tourist. This book helps the visitor to this state to make appropriate choices. The book is hardbound and printed on art paper, which is the reason for the steep price.



WORLD’S GRAND PROCESSION OF SAINTS IN INDIA

By Rosario F. Rodrigues

Price: $27/-or Rs. 675/- Pages 108 (2007) (HARD BOUND).

A study on the Procession f Saints held every year during the Lenten season in Goa-Velha village, Goa. With full page colour photographs.



ABBE FARIA

By Luis S.R.Vas

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages. 117 (Hard Bound).

The life of Jose Custodio de Faria – a Jesuit priest, Goan by birth - whose claim to fame is that he was a pioneer of the science of hypnotism, which he termed “lucid sleep”.



ABBE FARIA THE MASTER HYPNOTIST WHO CHARMED NAPOLEON (OUT OF STOCK)

By Diogo Mesana Fernandes

Price: $21/-or Rs. 495/- Pages: 315 (2006) (HARD BOUND).

Born Jose Custodio de Faria to Goan parents, Abbe Faria was a Jesuit priest who was one of the first to study hypnotism two centuries ago. Faria discovered a scientific explanation for clairvoyance and hypnotism which he termed ‘lucid sleep’. Due to his achievements he was made a member of the Medical Society of Marseilles, a rare honour for a non-medical person. It is during his stay in Paris that he became a trusted friend and counsellor of Napoleon Bonaparte. This book is a tribute to this extraordinary personality in the 250th year of his birth anniversary.



CENTENARY CELEBRATION

By Sebastian D’Cruz

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages: 188 (2007).

St. Anthony’s Church, Siolim celebrated its centenary in December 2007. This publication commemorates the occasion with a compilation of historical facts of Siolim village and its people.



FROM GOA TO PATAGONIA

By Aredo F. de Mello (Large Format)

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages. 215.

A personal account of the life and times of the author – born in Goa, then under colonial rule – but who soon travelled to British India for studies and from these onwards to Portugal, USA and eventually to Uruguay (Patagonia) where he settled down in the manufacturing business. In this book the author recollects some of the unique experiences of his childhood and adolescence in Goa and India.



REMEMBERING GOA

By Maria de Lourdes Bravo da Costa Rodrigues

Price: $15/-or Rs. 350/- Pages: 278 (2007).

Maria de Lordes, a senior librarian in the Goa State Library is a regular and popular columnist in several of Goa’s English newspapers. She writes chiefly on Goa’s history, places and people. This book is a compilation of the articles that have appeared in a column entitled ‘Memoirs’ which appeared from 2000 to 2004 in the newspaper The Herald. The compilation brings nostalgia to the older generation of Goans and glimpses of what Goa was in the past to the younger generation.



SONGS OF THE SURVIVORS

By Yvonne Vaz Ezdani

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages: 289 (2007).

Six decades ago, Goan migrants from the then Portuguese colony got caught in the real life drama of Japanese bombings in the city of Rangoon and other parts of Burma (now Myanmar). The stories in this book, told by the survivors of that war, recall in vivid detail how peaceful lives were shattered and the subsequent scramble to evacuate to India. Some even walked. These are incredible tales of grit, determination, horror yes, but also hope.



THE FRONTIERS OF SANGAM:

By Victor Ferrao

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages: 108.

This book, the second in the series, deals with some of the cutting edge applications of science and technology and makes an appeal for an ethical and value-based response to the evolving world of science. Genetic engineering and the computer revolution are among the topics covered in the four essays that make up this book.



BLOOD-BORNE HIV: RISKS AND PREVENTION

By Mariette Correa, D.Gisselquist and D.H.Gore

Price: $5/-or Rs. 95/- Pages: 91 (2008).

All you need to know about HIV and AIDS, presented in a simple, straightforward no-nonsense manner. A must for those working in the field of health as well as for anyone who is still unclear about the risks involved and preventive measures to be adopted in connection with HIV.



DESTINATION FINDER: GOA - EXPLORE BY ROAD

By ShankariGowthaman

Price: $4/-or Rs. 60/- Pages: 32 (2007).

A guide book on what to do, what to see in Goa.



GREEN TOPS IN GOA

By Akhilesh K. Sahay

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages: 106 (2007).

A well-known nature photographer and wildlife journalist displays his qualities in this presentation of facts and photographs. Art paper. Beautiful colour photographs. Especially informative about the wildlife sanctuaries of Goa. Recommended for all those who intend visiting Goa and want to see something other than its beaches and tourist hot spots.



HEART BEAT

By MarinellaProenca

Price: $26/-or Rs. 650/- Pages: 55.

Poems awakening Goan memories. A tribute to a Goa that no longer exists, except in memories. Filled with colour photographs.Art paper.



HISTORY OF CUNCOLIM

By Late Adv. Lingu R. Dalvi

Price: $6/-or Rs. 125/- Pages: 86 (2007).

This is a translation of “Historia de Cuncolim” written in the Portuguese by the late Advocate DattaramLingu R. Dalvi in 1908. History of Cuncolim is a slim book but it is a treasure of historical facts pertaining to Cuncolim and its surrounding villages. It also gives details of the atrocities committed by the Portuguese on the Hindu community and their fearless and brave retaliation against this oppression.



LIVED HERITAGE, SHARED SPACE

By Angelo Costa Silveira

Price: $21/-or Rs. 495/- Pages: 140 (2008).

Courtyard houses are typical of dwellings along the west coast of India and in the Konkan region in particular. A central space open to the skies, circumscribed by rooms on all sides, or a predominant large open space in the front of the house, planted with trees and made useful for a variety of domestic activities – the courtyard house of Goa harks back to a long tradition of dwellings which form an inextricable part of the life, heritage and history of its inmates. Beautiful photographs both in colour, and black and white, serve to illustrate the text which is a translation of a Portuguese book published a decade ago as a university thesis.



PASSIONATE AND UNRESTRAINED

By Broadway Book Centre

Price: $10/-or Rs. 225/- Pages: 198 (2008).

The writings of Jose Inacio Candido de Loyola, a veteran freedom fighter of pre-liberation Goa, on a variety of topics ranging from the esoteric (The Art of Governance) to the common-place (The Market Value of Coconuts) – complied and translated by a Goan journalist.



THE MANY FACES OF SUNDOREM

By Fatima da Silva Gracias

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- Pages: 156 (2007).

This book presents a picture of the lifestyles of Goan women during the Portuguese colonial rule of four and a half (Large Format) centuries. It contends that both the State and the Church played a significant role in upgrading the position of women in Goa, as a result of which conditions of women in Goa were far better than their counterparts elsewhere in India



GOA THROUGH THE MISTS OF HISTORY FROM 10000 BC-AD 1958

By Luis de Assis Correia

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- Pages: 379 (2006).

The book claims to make a select compilation of texts on the genesis of Goa. It examines Goa’s pre-historic origins, the early settler communities and the conflicts with the Muslims and the Marathas before the Portuguese colonized Goa and ruled for an extensive four and ha(Large Format) centuries, dramatically changing thereby the religious and socio-economic face of Goa. Extensive reliance is placed on texts of Portuguese origin.



60 STRAY THOUGHTS

By Tara Narayan

Price: $9/-or Rs. 200/- Pages: 400 (2006).

Rajan Narayan, editor and journalist is widely known for full page column titled “Stray Thoughts” which Pages reared regularly during his long and memorable tenure as editor of The Herald, a widely respected English newspaper in Goa. This book is a compilation of 60 select articles put together by Tara, his wife and colleague to commemorate his 60th birthday.



THE MIRACLES OF SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA

By Sebastian D’Cruz

Price: $2/-or Rs. 20/- Pages: 37 (2006).

A little booklet from one who has immense faith in a very popular saint for the Goans.



VOZRAM

By Isidore Dantas

Price: $5/-or Rs. 100/- Pages: 154 (2007).

Konkani adages with English interpretation. Cartoons by Alexyz. In Konkani and English.



GOA OF SUN AND SAND

By Valerie Rodriguez

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages: 95 (2008).

Coffee table book in paperback. Photographs of beaches, fairs, towns, churches, temples and alleyways. Art paper. Good photographs.



THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF MARKET FUNDAMENTALISM

By Richard Kozul-Wright and Paul Rayment

Price: $16/-or Rs. 375/- Pages: 374 (2007).

The two senior economists who have authored this book expose the mix of selective evidence, simplistic assumptions andoppurtunistic bias which for the basis for forcing the South countries to accept trade liberalization and other paraphernalia of the globalization package. Abandoning the “one size fits all’ universal model of development as not only being destined for disaster but also dangerously at odds with democratic principles, the authors instead suggest that developing countries must be given freedom to experiment, to develop their own policies and discover what works in their national circumstances.



RENDERMAM ANI TACHEM JIVIT

By Fr. Ave Maria Afonso

Price: $4/-or Rs. 60/- Pages: 64 (2007).

The life of the toddy Tapper. In Konkani.



WINDOW ON GOA

By Maurice Hall

Price: $28/-or Rs. 750/- Pages. 214 (1992).

A guide book on Goa. Contains chapters on the history of Goa, its art and architecture, music, food, as well as places of interest for the tourist: bazaars, beaches, churches, temples, etc.



GOA A JOURNEY AND REMINISCENCE

By Dr. TilakRanjanBera

Price: $56/-or Rs. 2000/- Pages: 206 (2008) (HARD BOUND).

Coffee table lavish production, filled with photographs of Goa’s beaches, churches, bazaars, fairs and other places that bring out the charm of this hotspot tourist destination.



GOOD FOOD & LOTS MORE

By Gilda Mendonsa

Price: $8/-or Rs. 175/- Pages: 192 (2002).

Revised edition of the very popular Goan Cooking and Lots More, the author now adds Anglo-Indian cuisine and exotic recipes also to her new book.



LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

By Tony Martin

Price: $6/-or Rs. 125/- Pages: 200 (2007).

A collection of short essays, stories, pithy sayings etc. all put together to show the reader that life, despite its ups and downs is beautiful



SNAPSHOTS OF INDO-PORTUGUESE HISTORY – II

By Vasco Pinho

Price: $21/-or Rs. 495/- Pages: 244 (2007) (HARD BOUND).

The second volume of Snapshots, like the earlier one on Panjim is also about Indo-Portuguese history.



TASTY GOAN MORSELS

By Maria de Lourdes ravo da Costa Rodrigues

Price: $9/-or Rs. 190/- Pages: 169 (2007).

A well-known librarian and researcher dishes up an informative and historical account of Goan cuisine, plus some well-known as well as (Large Format) innovated recipes.



THE MHAMAIS AND GOA’S NEIGHBOURS

By Dr. S.K. Mhamai

Price: $13/-or Rs. 300/- Pages: 191 (2007).

An account of the trading family of Kamat Mhamais and their commercial and other interests with neighbouring lands. Text is part English, largely Marathi.



THOSE GOOD OL’ DAYS! BRITTO MARY’S XAVIER’S

By BMX

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages: 82 (2006).

Alumni stories from two schools and a college in Mapusa.



IN BLACK AND WHITE

By Frederick Noronha

Price: $8/-or Rs. 195/- Pages: 216 (2008).

This book covers four decades of post-colonial Goa’s newspaper scene. It offers personalized and critical views from reporters who were associated in one way or another with the media.



GOA APARANTA – LAND BEYOND THE END

Edited by Victor Rangel Ribeiro

Price: $94/-or Rs. 3500/- Pages: 248 (2008) (Hard Bound)

Lavish coffee table production, purporting to give the reader a kaleidoscope view of Goa, including her history, language and literature, art and architecture, clothing, food, flora and fauna and the much debated ‘Goan identity’. Presented in the form of essays, notes, poems, excerpts, compilations, from a variety of eminent personalities based in Goa and abroad andsupported with beautiful, full size colour photographs printed on art paper. Large format.



GIRLS IN GREEN

By Frederick Noronha

Price: $6/-or Rs. 120/- Pages: 118 (2009).

This book comprises essays penned by past pupils of St. Mary’s Convent, Mapusa, Goa. If you are alumni of the school it may help you get in touch with your old classmates again.



PLANT AND FUNGAL BIO PROSPECTING

By s. Krishnan &d.j. Bhat

Price: $29/-or Rs. 795/- Pages: 187 (2009).

Proceedings of a national seminar on ‘Plant and Fungal Biodiversity and Bioprospecting” held at Goa University in January 2007. Around 20 papers on a variety of subjects related to the topic are included in the book along with detailed references.



THE CULTURAL HISTORY OF GOA

By AnantRamkrishna Sinai Dhume

Price: $29/-or Rs. 795/- Pages: 380 (2009) (Hard.Bound).

The book spans the period 10,000 B.C to 1352 A.D – the result of exhaustive work by the author over nine consecutive years. It was first published in 1986, but unfortunately had several printing errors. The author has sought to correct these in this new and revised edition reprinted in 2009.



GOA IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Edited by Pius Malekandathil Remy Dias

Price: $13/-or Rs. 300/- Pages. 435 (2008).

Papers on the history and culture of Goa presented by academicians, scholars and activists at a college national seminar held in 2005. Topics discussed include Goa’s history, the freedom struggle, governance in the past and the present, the role of the church, Goan houses, Konkani language, literature, poetry, music etc. The book gives the reader an overview of some of the issues that are relevant Goa even to present day Goa.



THE HINDUS OF GOA AND THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC

By Ave CletoAfonso

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- Pages. 285 (2008).

This a translation from the original Portuguese text by Justice Antonio de Noronha, first published in 1923 as part of an official Government publication. It attempts to show how the Hindu and Christian communities survived under the Portuguese colonial regime. The book contains the original Portuguese version with English translation alongside.



THE ‘PORTUGUESE’ LAW OF GOA

By Ave CletoAfonso

Price: $33/-or Rs. 995/- Pages.459 (2009) (Hard Bound).

This book discusses the provisions of the Portuguese Civil Code 1867 pertaining to family law, succession and inventory, which remain in force in Goa at present. They include the laws of marriage, divorce, succession and guardianship among others. The author states that “this work is not intended to be a book of law but is primarily to give a history of the evolution of the civil code in Goa and of how people of diverse faiths chose to be governed by the same common civil law”. The book provides explanation for each of the almost 1500 articles that comprise the Code. Although the author states that this work is not intended to be a book of law it will certainly be useful to lawyers as well as persons interested in knowing more about this distinctive law in Goa.



APOSTOLIC CHRISTIANITY IN GOA AND IN THE WEST COAST

By Rev. Fr. Cosme Jose Costa

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages. 102 (2009) (Hard Bound)

The book discusses the origins of Christianity in India with specific reference to Goa and the role played by St Thomas and St Jerome to spread Christianity along the west coast of India.



MEDIEVAL GOA: A SOCIO-ECONOMIC HISTORY

By Teotonio R. DE Souza

Price: $21/-or Rs. 495/- Pages. 265 (2009) (HARD BOUND).

The author is a leading Indo-Portuguese historian and has authored several studies on the Portuguese colonial period in Goa. This book discusses the reality of the socio-economic pressures and opportunities to which the Goan population was awakened by Portuguese rule. Chapters include the Goan rural heritage, rural social life, agrarian organizations, urban economic life, municipal organization etc.



A CULINARY ESCAPADE OF GOA

By Odette Mascarenhas

Price: $12/-or Rs. 275/- Pages.160 (2009).

A review of 40 restaurants in Goa. Hotels are categorized as upmarket (speciality based cuisine), family style (good food and ambience), functional (medium priced and tasty food) and local hangouts (restaurant and bar concept with the fresh catch of the day or a unique curry menu)



BETWEEN EMPIRES

By Rochelle Pinto

Price: $26/-or Rs. 645/- Pages. 312 (2009) (Hard Bound).

A scholarly work which analyses the relationship between print culture and colonial rule in Goa. The author discusses the development of print culture in the context of issues such as nationalism, modernity and colonial politics. The texts studied include the print produced in Portuguese, Konkani and Marathi in the form of novels, pamphlets, newspapers etc.



COCONUT: THE ART OF COCONUT CRAFT

By VijayaddaLotlikar

Price: $9/-or Rs. 195/- Pages.150 (2009).

This book is the unusual story of a master craftsman from a traditional goldsmith’s family who falls in love with coconut craft. The result is an explosion of artistically designed, coconut-based handicrafts, ranging from cups and vases to lanterns, jugs, bowls and even a miniature guitar.



EATING OUT GOA

Published by Broadway Book Centre

Price: $7/-or Rs. 150/- Pages. 126 (2008.

Introduces one to different restaurants and gives tips on where and what to eat. Useful especially for tourists.



HEARTBREAK PASSAGE

By Lambert Mascarenhas

Price: $13/-or Rs. 300/- Pages.200 (2009).

A novel set in the metropolis of Bombay (now Mumbai) during the period of India’s independence.



MIRROR TO GOA

By Donna J. Young

Price: $9/-or Rs. 195/- Pages. 176 (2009).

An American has researched a range of Goan writing (short stories, novels, essays and pamphlets, internet sites and bulletin boards) to come up with some ideas on issues that are constantly debated in Goa society including Goan identity, expats and the village home, mother tongue and the language debate etc .



THE STING OF PEPERCORNS

By Antonio Gomes

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- Pages. 274 (2010).

A novel set in Goa during the liberation period.



HOW LONG IS FOREVER

By Imelda Dias

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/- Pages. 189 (2006) HARD BOUND.

An autobiography of a Goan woman, who lived through the turbulent times of Goa’s liberation, and who lived life on her own terms.



KARMELIN

By Damodar Mouzo

Price: $10/-or Rs. 125/- Pages. 281 (2005) HARD BOUND.

The Sahitya Academy Award winning Konkani novel that describes the saga of a yound orphaned girl’s trials and tribulations and her attempts to break free from her shackles.



THE SARASWATS

By ChandrakantKeni

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- Pages.444 (2008) (Hard Bound)

A comprehensive compilation of facts, stories and legends about the Saraswat community who reside in Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The book discusses their origin, identity, religion, language, customs and traditions.



TO LOVE AND LIVE AGAIN

By Imelda Dias

Price: $10/-or Rs. 225/- Pages. 107 (2009) HARD BOUND.

A sequel to the autobiography “How Long is Forever”.



A LIVING ARCHITECTURAL SPLENDOUR

By Rosario F. Rodrigues

Price: $23/-or Rs. 550/- Pages. 248 (2009).

A study of the architecture of the Church of St. Ana, the largest surviving monument of its kind in all of Asia, situated at Taligao in Goa. The book contains a descriptive photographic record in colour, with explanatory text alongside, of every part of the church, from the grand fa├žade and magnificent altar to the tiniest carvings of cherubs, mermaids and flowers that decorate both the outdoor and interior artwork. Besides the history of the church the book provides individual detailed photographic record running into almost a 100 pages of the church. Art paper.



THE GOA INQUISITION

By AnantKakbaPriolkar

Price: $25/-or Rs. 695/- Pages. 317 (2009) (Hard Bound).

A renowned historian has written a detailed treatise on the infamous Inquisition established by the Portuguese colonial regime in Goa for almost three centuries, from 1560 to 1812. Although it was known as the Goa Inquisition, its jurisdiction extended to all the Portuguese colonial territories in Africa and Asia.



EMPLOYMENT & DEVELOPMENT IN GOA

By Silvia M. de Mendonca e Noronha

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- 2010 Pages 125.



GOA CITIZENS REPORT CARD

By Aureliano Fernandes

Price: $17/-or Rs. 395/- 2010 Pages 157.



GOA MASALA

By Canadian Goans

Price: $9/-or Rs. 195/- 2010 Pages263.



PATRIOTISM IN ACTION

By ValmikiFaleilro

Price: $25/-or Rs. 600/- 2008 Pages 253 HARD BOUND.



SONG OF GOA CROWN OF MANDOS

By Jose Pereira, Micael Martins & Antonio da Costa

Price: $19/-or Rs. 450/- 2010 Pages 485 HARD BOUND.



THE GOAN VOICE OF REASON

By Juino De Souza

Price: $15/-or Rs. 350/- 2010 Pages 267.



THE KADAMBAS OF GOA

By S.G.Kadamb

Price: $25/-or Rs. 595/- 2010 Pages 322 Hard Bound.

The Kadambas of Goa is a well -researched work, concerning that royal family covering the subject comprehensivelllly and in a well-documented manner



INSIDE/OUT

Edited by Helene Derkin Menezes & Jose Lourenco

Price: $9/-or Rs. 195/- Pages. 236 (2011).

An anthology of original essays, short stories, poems and photographs from Goa Writers



GOA, OUR GOA

By Vasco Pinho

Price: $21/-or Rs. 495/- Pages.222 (2010).

The Author shares with the readers many unforgettable incidents that occurred during a fairly long span of time in the many places and spaces he lived in.



INTO THE DIASPORA WILDERNESS

By Selma Carvalho

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages.282 (2010).

Selma Carvalho tracks down the Goa migration experience across continents and cultures. Dramatic and often unknown figures of yesterday’s emerge and jump out to tell what went into the making of a now largely successful Diaspora.



VENI, VIDI …GOA

By Luis S. R. Vas

Price: $14/-or Rs. 295/- Pages. 355. (2011).

This book covers the time prior to the Portuguese era as well as the time after it, both periods throw abundant light on the Indo-Portuguese interactions.



GOA 24 X 7

By Navhind Times

Price: $11/-or Rs. 250/-Pages 329 (2011).

The insider’s guide to Goa



BATTLES WAGED LASTING DREAMS

By Silvia Braganca Loretta:

Price: $15/-or Rs. 350/- Pages. 530 (2011).

This book is a tribute by Silvia to describe the life of her husband Aquino in English, so that a great son of Goa is not forgotten back home. An Engineer and se(Large Format)-taught historian, Braganca was also Director of the Eduardo Mondale University Centre for African Studies, Maputo He was one of the foremost South Asian supporters of the African nationalist cause.



REMINISCENCES OF MY RADIO DAYS

By Imelda Dias

Price: $9/-or Rs. 195/- Pages.80.00 (2011).

This is the Story of the Birth and progress of the Radio in Goa from the humble beginnings in 1946 up to the last decade of the 20th century



THE CRY OF THE KINGFISHER

By Belinda Viegas

Price: $10/-or Rs. 195/- Pages. 221.2011.

The Cry of the Kingfisher is a tale of hope and courage. It deals with the inner And outer forces in life that break, and make, three different women.



TIMES GOA GUIDE

By Times of India

Price: $8/-or Rs. 125/- Pages. 347 2011.

Description and guide to Goa



WHEN THE CURTAINS RISE …

By Andre Rafael Fernandes

Price: $10/-or Rs. 195/- Pages. 201 HARD BOUND 2010.

Understanding Goa’s vibrant Konkani Theatre.



THE CHRISTIAN GOAN KONKANI FOLK & ART SONGS

By Oslando DeSouza

Price: $21/-or Rs. 500/- Pages 335.

This is the most Complete Book of Authentic Goan Folk Music.



GOA : FOLKLORE STUDIES

By Dr. PandurangPhaldesai

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages. 274 (2011).

Folklore consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, riddles, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales and customs. It can be divided into four areas of study: artefact. Describable and transmissible entity culture and behaviour.



GOA A SOCIAL HISTORY 1510 – 1640

By P. D. Xavier

Price: $31/-or Rs. 800/- Pages. 353 (2010).

It shows the emotional congruity of the territory with that of the mainland. It describes the heroic struggle of a people to preserve their identity in the face of innumerable odds mounted by the Portuguese regime.



SIMPLY MY WAY

By BennetPaes

Price: $15/-or Rs. 290/- Pages. 212 (2011).

Variety of topics, ranging from historical migrations and their aftermath on Goa, and the Indian sub-continent, politics, music & business.



LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT QUINTA

By Savia Viegas

Price: $13/-or Rs. 299/- Pages.254(2011).

The Author weaves an intricate tale of the small, secluded and fading world of the elite Viegas family which, in many ways, reflects contemporary Goan society. Quinta is an old ancestral home.



MODA GOA – HISTORY AND STYLE

By Wendell Rodricks

Price: $120/-or Rs. 3999/- Pages. 140 (2012) (Hard Bound)

A rich tapestry of history, clothing and passionate prose. With stories of people and events that shaped Goa, this stunning collection of photographs and illustrations documents, for the very first time, the unique history of Goan costume.



BEING A GOAN CHRISTIAN

By Victor Ferrao

Price: $9/-or Rs. 195/- Pages.120 (2011).

This book dives into history, sociology, philosophy and theology and emerges with a refreshing revelation of what Goan Christianity is all about. Fr. Victor Ferrao guides Catholics to rediscover their heritage and how to face the challenges while staying true to the tents of the faith.



GOA’S LIBERATION AND THEREAFTER

By Suresh Kanekar

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages.270 (2011).

This memoir includes a view of Goa during his childhood in the 1930s and 1940s, his experiences in the freedom struggle, and his departure from Goa after Liberation for a life in academics in India and the US. It is notable for a fascinating account of his long stay in the military prison of Aguada, and an equally riveting description of the formal Portuguese surrender to the Indian army in 1961.



JUST MATATA – SIN, SAINTS AND SETTLERS

By Braz Menezes

Price: $13/-or Rs. 295/- Pages. 293 (2012).

The author brings to life multi-layered stories that straddle two distinct colonies in mid-20th century the bucolic and romantic Goa and the adventure filled and yet precarious world of British Kenya.

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