Ten of the best: novels about Goa


The Guardian of the UK recently published a listing of “10 of the best books set in Mumbai”. See Taking the cue from that listing, here’s a compilation of my own favourite ten novels set in Goa or her people. * * * Lambert Mascarenhas, Sorrowing Lies My Land Undoubtedly one of the most neatly-crafted novels written in colonial times, whose story still resonates. My edition dates back to the 1970 Goa Publications reprint (“Price Rs 15”). “The mountain far away, wearing a cloak of muddy brown, stood there against the azure sky, ragged as a tramp drowsing in the … Continue reading Ten of the best: novels about Goa

A hundred years young… almost!


Originally posted on The Goa Review of Books:
The young Jesuit Kelwin Monteiro promptly agreed and shared a copy of the latest issue of Dor Mhoineachi Rotti. It is now online and free to access here. Kelwin wrote: As assured, kindly find attached to this mail the January issue of the Dor Mhoineachi Rotti.  Feel free to put it on any website or  blog, so that it reaches to the maximum number of people!  I will send you the issues every month! This is the 99th year of its publication.  The year 2015-16 would be the Centenary Year of publication!… Continue reading A hundred years young… almost!

Rare, antiquarian, second-hand, and “loanable” Goa books


Originally posted on The Goa Review of Books:
Do you have any Goa books falling in the above categories that you might be willing to share and/or sell with other Goa Book Club members? If so, please list them. I have quite a few Goa-related book which can be referred to at my home (or borrowed, if duplicates are available). The single-copies of these books I’m reluctant to share for obvious purposes. Older Goa books tend to be hard to find and, often, impossible to replace. Continue reading Rare, antiquarian, second-hand, and “loanable” Goa books