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(In)Visible Skin: The Architectural History of the Basilica of Bom Jesus

By Vishvesh Kandolkar The next exposition of St. Francis Xavier’s relics to be held in 2024 will mark 400 years since the transfer of the saint’s…

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WHAT CAN GOA LEARN FROM THE EFFORTS OF INDIGENOUS FARMERS TO NURTURE AGRO-BIODIVERSITY IN LAOS? (S.E. Asia)

Drawing on the stories of farmers from northern Laos and the principles she observed in her interactions with them, the speaker will reflect on the relevance these principles may have for the current challenges we face in many parts of the world, including Goa. Through the course of her presentation, she will also reflect on her writing process and various choices she made in telling the story of indigenous farmers and their vision of the future.

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Online History Hour programme-AN INTRODUCTION TO GOAN HINDU ICONOGRAPHY by Dr. Rohit Phalgaonkar

Speaker: Dr. Rohit Phalgaonkar
Date: Thursday, 22nd October 2020
Time: 6:00 pm IST
Online platform: Zoom
Zoom meeting ID: 915 3545 5388

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History Hour – Down the Rabbit Hole

Research Adventures

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History Hour Talk: Biryani and Bebinca

Talk at XCHR – Biryani and Bebinca: Goa within the Indian Religious Tradition followed by the book release of Dr Robert Newman’s books

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History Hour 98 – Personal Experiences of a Konkani Tiatrist by Wilmix held on Thursday, 21st April, 2016.

“Konkani tiatr”, said to be the biggest theatre-form in India and probably also in Asia, originated in Mumbai.  The story of how it all began…

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History Hour 97 – ‘Healthy Nutrition and Goan food habits: Past and Present’ by Valentina D’Souza on Thursday held on 25th February, 2016

In her presentation Ms. Valentina dwelt on the history of the changing Goan food habits, and how traditional Goan foods like grains, pulses, vegetables etc…

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History Hour 96 – “Haidar Ali, Tipu Sultan, Goa and the Kanara Christians” by Mr. Alan Machado held on Thursday, 28th January, 2016

Haidar Ali’s and Tipu Sultan’s policy towards Goa and their Kanara Christian subjects were dramatically different. Haidar kept his channels to Goa open as a…

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History Hour 95 – “Epitácio Pais’ Preia-Mar and the History of the Goan Novel in Portuguese”. Book Release by Fr. Mousinho de Athaide and panel discussion by Dr. Paul Castro e Melo, Dr. Helder Garmes and Dr. Cielo Festino held on Friday, 15th January, 2016.

Preia-Mar (‘High Tide’): From a privileged yet impoverished family, Leo tries to strike it rich by any means possible in the Goa of the 1970s….

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History Hour 94 – “Hinduism to Hindutva” by Dr. Rudolf Heredia S.J. held on Friday, 21st August 2015.

The term “Hindu” was originally a geographic category used in the 7th century by the Arabs. “Hinduism” as referring to Hindus was first used by…

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