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.
In this volume the author has compared the Ribeiro-based vocabularios with the Dominican vocabularios. He has also has compared old Konkani vocabulary from these sources with old Marathi vocabulary in Jnaneshwar’s work, and also with old Marathi found in the Tanjavoor Marathi writings.
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.