Veni, Vidi…Goa (PB)
Author: Luis S. R. Vas
9789380837222 | PB | pp. 372 | 2011 | Centro De Estudos Indo-Portugueses Voicuntrao Dempo
This book contains accounts of various travellers who passed through and stayed in Goa. Each brought with them their own assumptions and prejudices. Their words however leave us with a useful trail of ideas.
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Veni, Vidi…Goa by Luis S. R. Vas is about Goa, a tiny strip of land along the west coast of India,who has enjoyed and endured a chequered history totally disproportionate to its size. Its importance across time can be gauged from the range and variety of travellers who passed through, and sojourned in Goa. Notable among them were ibn Batuta, the famous Arab who pre-dated and rivals Marco Polo in Importance. There were a number of Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, German, French and British travellers too, apart from writers from other parts of India. These accounts, however, should not be taken at face value. Travellers were not equally reliable; all brought in their own assumptions and prejudice. But their words leave us a useful trail of ideas and information….
Luis S. R. Vas
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