Goa and Portugal: History and Development

Xavier Centre of Historical Research Studies Series
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About the Book :

Goa and Portugal: History and Development is the 10 publication in the XCHR Studies Series. This present volume is a collection of the 31 papers presented by renowned scholars from India, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Canada at the 2 International Conference in the series "Goa and Portugal" held in Goa (September 1999) and which had as its focus "History and Development". Covering a large span and varied areas of interest in Portuguese contacts with Goa from 1510 to 1961. This book consists of four broad sections: trade and industries, village communities and Goan life, religious issues, and literature.

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.

Oscar Guilherme Pereira, a Goan now permanently resident in Germany, has a doctorate in law from the Univ. of Cologne and teaches at the same Univ. He is director, Centro Portugues de Colonia and was part of the organising team for the 1st Goa-Portugal Conference in 1996, in Germany. He frequently travels for conference and seminars abroad.

Hannes Stubbe has studied ethnology and psychology at the Universities of Freiburg (Germany) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and obtained a doctorate in 1975 for his work on the Indian tribes of Brazil. Since then he has lectured in Germany and has bee visiting professor in Brazil, Mozambique and China. He has over 100 publications to his credit.