Kaleidoscope of Women in Goa

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  • Author :Fatima da Silva Gracias
  • Year of Publication :1996
  • ISBN: :9788170225911
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 166
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Goan, Women Studies

About the Book :

This study provides a picture of the life styles of women both Christian and non-Christian in Goa (a tiny state in the west coast of India) during the Portuguese colonial rule. Customs, traditions and rituals dominated the life of the Goan women. The State and the Church played a significant role in upgrading their position. The Portuguese rule seemed to have made a difference to the status of women. As a result the conditions of women in Goa were far better than their counterparts elsewhere in India.

About Author :

Fatima da Silva Gracias has M.A. degree in History from the University of Bombay and a Ph.D. in History from the Goa University, Author of the book Health and Hygiene in Colonial Goa, 1510-1961, she has also contributed research papers on Health, Women and Social Institutions in Goa, in publications and research seminars in Goa and Portugal. Dr. Gracias was a recipient of a Fellowship of Fundacao Orient Lisboa (Portugal).