Goa and Portugal: Their Cultural LinksXavier Centre of Historical Research Studies Series
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About the Book :
Goa and Portugal: Their Cultural Links is a collection of twenty-one papers presented at an international symposium on the themet; Inter-cultural Relations: Portugal and Goa; (Relacoes interculturais Portugal Goa) held at the University of Cologne (Germany) between 29 May and 1June 1996. It was organised by the Centro Mundo Lusofono and the institutor de Fstudos Portugueses e Brasileiros (University of Cologne) and those who took part in it included delegates from Germany, Portugal, India, the United States and Canada. The proceedings were conducted in English and Portuguese. The papers in this book have been grouped together under four main themes; Goa and Portugal and their various cultural relations; Goa in its contacts with Japan and Mozambique; Art, architecture, music an numismatics and Goa-Portugal ties as reflected in literature. These offer a rich fare on how Portugal has had a deep influence on the culture of Goa in particular and how through Goa it moved further a field in Asia. This book was made possible by a special financial grant by the Fundacao Oriente (Lisbon).
About Author :
Charles J. Borges. S.J. is Director, Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Alto Porvorim, Goa. He has been a Jesuit since 1967 and after his training in philosophy and theology, did his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the Bombay University. He is author of The Economics of the Goa Jesuits 1542-1759 and had edited or co-edited a number of other books including Goa and the Revolt of 1787, Goa and Portugal: Their cultural links, and Jesuits in India: In historical perspective. He has many published articles to his credit and has also lectured in India and abroad.
Helmut Feldmann is Director, Instituto de Fstudos Portugueses e Brasileiros and Vice-Director, Centro Mundo Lusofono (University of Cologne). He has lectured at universities in Europe and Brazil and has a special interest in Portuguese and Goan studies.