Metahistoria: history questioning history… coming up this month-end


My long time friend, senior and someone whose work I long admired, Dr Teotonio R de Souza (the man behind GoaResearchNet, completes his 60th birthday later this month. Teo, who worked to set up the Xavier Centre of Historical Research in the ‘seventies, and moved on in the ‘nineties, will be felicitated with a volume called “METAHISTORIA: History questioning History”. It’s a fitting tribute that his XCHR colleague Dr Charles J. Borges, S.J. (Loyola College, Maryland, USA) has co-edited this volume together with another prominent Indo-Portuguese historian (who has a great way of explaining things) Michael N. Pearson (Prof. Emeritus) … Continue reading Metahistoria: history questioning history… coming up this month-end

Chandor shows us what development from the grassroots really looks like


[Menezes Braganza’s grand mansion in Chandor … photo courtesy Samratt, flickr.com] Nice piece by Rahul Goswami titled Amcho ganv, amcho jiv, salvar koria So permit me the liberty to lift it in its entirety. Maybe it could inspire others in Goa. Chandor is a village in Salcete, South Goa: The community of Chandor has made and delivered an emphatic statement. The ‘Five Year People’s Plan for the Sustainable Development of Chandor (2007-2012)’ is a document whose importance cannot be overstated for Goa. A work-in-progress, for that is what it is, it contains the spirit and confidence of a community in … Continue reading Chandor shows us what development from the grassroots really looks like