Raw Earth

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Author: Alexandre Moniz Barbosa

9789384298395 | PB | pp. 192 | 2016 | Broadway Publishing House

Raw Earth is a compelling story about mining in Goa, the connivance between politicians and industry and role of the Church as a watchdog.

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Archbishop of Goa, the Rev. Ignatius Mascarenhas is disturbed by the environmental devastation caused by mining in the state and the general apathy of the industry to its effect on the lives of the people. When his brother, the Chief Minister, Francis Mascarenhas, decides to initiate the process to lift the reserved status of a forest in Goa, a move that will open up the forest to mining, Ignatius steps in. Following protests and a rigid stance adopted by the Church in Goa, Francis wavers in his decision. A rogue miner then decides that for the industry to survive in Goa, one of the brothers has to die.

Raw Earth is a compelling tale of contemporary Goa, the connivance between politicians and industry, and the watchdog role the church plays in this tiny western state.

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Author:

Alexandre Moniz Barbosa

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

192

Year of Publication:

2016

Publisher:

Broadway Publishing House

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author is a Goan journalist and writer, and winner of the 2013 biennial Goan Short Story competition. SOme of his works include Touched By The Toe and as a translator Passionate and Unrestrained.

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