Abolim: The Flower Songs, Folk Tales and Legends of Goa


Author: Lucio Rodrigues

9789380739830 | PB | pp. 343 | 2015 | Goa 1556

Abolim: The Flower Songs, Folk Tales and Legends of Goa by Lucio Rodrigues is an collection of works which trace Goa’s roots through its song and legend.

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Abolim: The Flower Songs, Folk Tales and Legends of Goa by Lucio Rodrigues traces Goa’s roots through its song and legend. This book does justice in giving a comprehensive overview of some of the most emotive examples from these fields. Abolim attempts to share with the world an understanding of Goa’s song of love, the Mando, its song of joy, the Durpod, and the songs of the dancing girl, the Dakni. Writing in this volume spans many decades from the last century, in a way that ensures it doesn’t get forgotten. In the second part of the book, popular academic, the late Prof Lucio Rodrigues introduces us to charming tales and legends that take us back to a simpler Goa. To a world of sons-in-law and lawyers, Brahmins and old women, villages like Moira and Guirim/Sangolda, and more. Yours to enjoy!


Lucio Rodrigues




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About the Author

The author was born in 1915 and educated at the St Xavier’s College High School and subsequently St Xavier’s College, where he had a brilliant academic record, obtaining B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Bombay with a First Class in English.

He was associate professor with a number of colleges including Sophia College, Dharwar and Elphinstone College, Bombay.

He was the founder of The Skyline, a medium for young writers to express their creative energies and literary abilities, and contributed frequently to The Goan Tribune, The Navhind Times and other periodicals.


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