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History Hour 85 – “Komkanakhyana – A story and Geography of Goa” by Mr. Sammit Khandeparkar held on Friday, 4th July, 2014.

Komkanakhyana was published in 1908- 1909. In the context of the movement to unify a number of historically  related Brahman groups residing mostly on the…

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History Hour 84 – “Genealogy: Creating Your Local Identity” by Mr. Werner Egipsy Souza held on Monday, 9th June 2014.

Synopsis: In Goa, one’s identity is defined by one’s kin network more than by individual achievement, and the question “Who are you?” is generally answered…

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History Hour 83 – “From Goa to Germany, via the Nazis and Gandhi” by Mrs. Laxmi Tendulkar Dhaul held on Thursday, 3rd April, 2014.

Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of Hitler’s Germany and Gandhi’s India, “In The Shadow of Freedom” written by Mrs. Laxmi is a heady mix of…

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History Hour 82 – “Goan and Manglorean Identities – A Shared Heritage” by Mr. Alan Machado held on Tuesday, 21st January, 2014.

Synopsis: This Presentation gave an overview of Goan Christians, who were forcibly co-opted by the Portuguese into their cultural, religious and political orbit in order…

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History Hour 81 – “Stories of Seduction Touristic Goa” by Dr. Pamila Gupta held on Monday, 13th January, 2014

This presentation gave an overview of the cosmopolitan tourist scene in Goa today by way of a series of stories or brief “ethnographic” encounters that…

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History Hour 80 – “Winter Vegetable Gardening” by Mr. Miguel Braganza held on Sunday, 8th December, 2013.

The Xavier Centre organised a workshop on “Winter Vegetable Gardening” at Xavier Centre from 4.00 P.M. to 6.00 P.M. Participants were taught about the basics…

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History Hour 79 – “Reminiscences on Dr. Gritli Mitterwallner & handing over her historical writings by Mr. Ralph desouza, Chairman of the desouza Group held on Wednesday, 27th November, 2013.

The late Dr. Gritli Edle von Mitterwallner was a renowned German scholar who came to Goa in 1960s and did extensive research on Pre-Portuguese Goan…

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History Hour 78 – “The Secret History of Konkani Language” by Dr. Jason Keith Fernandes held on Friday, 15th November, 2013.

In his presentation ‘The Secret History of the Konkani Language’ that draws from his doctoral research, Jason suggested that there is more to the history…

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History Hour 77 – “Why Music? A fresh perspective on the music in Goa” by Mr Schubert Cotta held on Thursday, 24th October, 2013.

A talk by Schubert Cotta explored the importance of music and the effect of music on the way we do things and the way we…

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History Hour 76 – “The Dynamics of a Sound Sacred Experience in Old Churches” by Dr. Menino Allan Tavares sfx held on Thursday, 19th September 2013.

Acoustics is a science of sound. The old churches were so designed as to ensure the right balance between ‘sound’  and ‘silence’ thus enabling a…

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