This book is a collection of papers published by Prof. Lordino Rodrigues in the Boletim do Instituto Menezes Braganca. These papers were published between 1978 and 1991, on the subject of Konkani at the turn of the16th century.
The collection is being published in two volumes, containing seven papers each. The papers in the first volume deal with the information on language and social life as gleaned from the old texts. The second volume further analyses the language, and provides a unique comparison with old Marathi, as found in the Dnyaneshvari and Tanjavari Kosh.
These papers are of immense use to scholars pursuing research in Konkani and Marathi. Written in simple and non-technical language, they provide the readers with interesting insights into the richness of the Konkani language as it was spoken five centuries ago.