Goa from ancient times was part of Aparanta, the northern segment of the Indian West Coast, well known for its resources and riches, and for its famous harbour too which was captured quite a few times over the centuries. Its natural features and resources across the centuries need to be understood, as do the people who settled here and jostled for power.
This is a book about the history of Goa, and much more. It tells us about the what, when, who, why and how of the past half-millennium and beyond. It is an attempt at fitting together the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle of Goa’s complex past, while also offering insights into various perspectives on the making of this region.