The talk presented some misconceptions and wrong facts that circulate about Goa which can be labelled as myths, and have been publicised and disseminated, creating wrong notions about Goa. Some of these write ups are derogatory to Goa and her people. Special focus was laid on the wrong information provided by world famous encyclopaedias, like Encyclopaedia Britanica, Americana, Mankind and others.
Maria de Lourdes Bravo da Costa Rodrigues is a senior librarian at the State Central Library in Panjim. She obtained a M.A. Degree in History and a degree in Library Science. She has devoted much of her time to research work in Indo-Portuguese history. She has presented papers at various conferences in Asia and Europe. Her articles have been published in several local newspapers. Costa Rodrigues wrote two books: Tasty Morsels: Goan Food Ingredients & Preparation (2000) and Feasts, Festivals and Observances of Goa (2004).