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History Hour 8 – “Constitutionalism in Goa – (1822-2000)” by Dr. Carmo D’Souza – 18th November 2004.

The topic was divided into two parts:  (1) Constitutionalism during the Portuguese Regime and (2) Constitutionalism in post-Liberation Period. A brief outline Constitutionalism during the Portuguese…

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History Hour 7 – “History – A Layman’s Point of View” by Mr. Suresh Gundu Amonkar – 28th October 2004.

This talk was divided into two parts. The first one dealt with the perceptions about history that we acquire as we learn history and as…

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History Hour 6 – “History through Heritage” by Prof. Prajal Sakhardande – 16th September 2004.

Goa is a true kaleidoscope of natural, cultural and artistic heritage.  Heritage being the positive legacy of history  presents itself as  the very face of…

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History Hour 5 – August 19, 2004 – “Goan Out migration to the Middle East”

The presentation/discussion was based on a project of the Research Institute for Women, Goa (RIW) entitled “Goan Out migration to the Middle East“. Out migration specially…

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History Hour 4 – “Goa: A Daughter’s Story – History as Memory” by Dr. Maria Aurora Couto

History as Memory.  Modern trends in the writing of history are a reaction to the dry as dust history writing of the 19th Century when…

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History Hour 3 – “Art in Goan Homes” by Ms. Heta Pandit

This illustrated talk covered examples of art in Goan homes as documented by the speaker in her latest book Hidden Hands-Masterbuilders of Goa. Ms. Pandit…

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History Hour 2 – Virtue In Vice: Opium Money and a Tale of Two Cities

Taking a cue from today’s global trade in poppies of the golden triangle in the south-east and the golden crescent in the western part of…

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History Hour 1 – The Cult and Corpse of Francis Xavier: 1552-1622

In this lecture William Pinch seeks to understand the theological and historical significance of Francis Xavier’s death and ‘incorrupt body’ in the light of the…

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