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Ancient Goan History
Pre-Portuguese Era
The Portuguese Era
Decline of Portuguese Power
Bombay’s Early Goan series

The Catholic Church in Goa, paper by Prof. Teotonio R. de Souza

The Church in Goa: Giving to Caesar What is Caesar's? Teotonio R. de Souza [Teotonio R. de Souza is the former Director of the Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim, Goa. Considered a radical by many, the former Jesuit wrote this article on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of …

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The Ranes of Goan Folklore, paper by Prof. Teotonio R. de Souza

THE RANES OF GOAN FOLKLORE Teotonio R. de Souza (This article appeared in GOA TODAY , March 1987, pp. 28-33 (with illustrations). The article was meant for a Goa University publication to commemorate 25 years of Goa's liberation. The editorial board of the University developed cold feet and politely declined …

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The Pre-Portuguese Culture of Goa, paper by Prof. George Moraes

PRE-PORTUGUESE CULTURE OF GOA By Prof. George Moraes Published in the Proceedings of the International Goan Convention Editors: Myra Tavares Armand Rodrigues Zulema de Souza Al Mathias Reproduced with permission of the Goan Overseas Association Goa was aryanized when Chandragupta Maurya incorporated the West Coast of India in his province …

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Period preceeding the Portuguese Era

The Pre-Portuguese Era: The first semblance of a Goan identity began to emerge with the Kadamba dynasty (with Goa as its capital) which ruled that region starting around the 10th century. "Goa", then primarily concentrated around the head of the Zuari river prospered as are result of a thriving sea …

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Summary of Goa’s ancient history

A Summary of the Early History of Goa (2000 BC – 1500 AD) By: Alfredo Froilano de Mello In Sumerian Times ~ 2200 BC The first written reference to Goa appears to have been in cuneiform, in Sumerian times, when King Gudea of Lagash called it Gubio. This was around …

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