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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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History Hour 93 – “Role of Luso-Indians in the Development of Western Medicine in 19th century Bombay” by Ms. Shirley Gonsalves held on Thursday, 6th August, 2015.

The talk was based on her recent research on the role of Luso-Indians in the development of western medicine in 19th century Bombay through looking…

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History Hour 92 – “Dr. P. P. Shirodkar’s book ‘Indo-Portuguese Researches- new dimensions.’” Book Release by Dr. Anthony da Silva SJ & discussion by a panel of Prof. Nagvekar, Prof. Rajendra Kerkar, Dr. Sushila Mendes and Dr. Savio Abreu SJ held on Friday, 24th July, 2015.

The book covers a variety of topics on Indo – Portuguese history giving altogether new dimensions to it. It elaborates on the maritime history of…

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History Hour 91 – “Remembering Lucio on his Birth Centenary”, A tribute by a panel of Dr. Maria Aurora Couto, Prof. Ramola Antao, Prof. Rabin Pinto and Prof. Isabel Santa Rita Vas held on Wednesday, 15th April, 2015.

LUCIO RODGRIGUES was one of the few outstanding Konknni essayists. An authority on Goan folklore he contributed frequently to various periodicals like The Goan Tribune,…

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History Hour 90 – “At Home in Bombay – Reading Konkani Newsprint” by Dr. Rochelle Pinto held on Thursday, 26th March, 2015.

The early years of Konkani newsprint in Bombay are the years during which language was thrust in the role of furnishing a modern subject. This…

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History Hour 89 – “Esperanto – The Universal Language” by Mr. Bijon Shaha. Thursday, 26th February, 2015.

Esperanto is the most widely used constructed auxiliary human language in the world. This beautiful language was synthesized and created by Dr. L L Zamenhof…

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History Hour 88 – “Buddhism: The Beginnings” by Prof. Amita Kanekar held on Thursday, 12th February, 2015.

The talk was an introduction to the beginnings of Buddhism, including a look at its origins, message, and early impact, and an attempt to place…

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