Beyond the Self: Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Goa


Author: Fatima da Silva Gracias

PB | pp. 122 | 2000 | Surya Publications

This work deals with the Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Goa and covers the period from the early 16th century to the end of Portuguese rule in 1961.

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Irmandade de Nossa Senhora Madre de Deus Virgem Maria da Misericórdia commonly known as Santa Casa da Misericórdia was established in Lisbon in 1498. The year Vasco da Gama made his first epoch journey to India via Cape of Good Hope.

In the sixteenth century when Portuguese acquired some territories in the East, they established a branch of the brotherhood of Misericórdia in many places including Goa.

This work deals with the Misericórdia in Goa and covers the period from the early sixteenth century to the end of Portuguese rule in 1961.

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About the Author

The author holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History. Some of her works include Health and Hygiene in Colonial Goa, 1510-1961 and Kaleidoscope of Women in Goa.

She has contributed to research papers on health, women, social institutions and culture in publications and research seminars in India, Portugal, France, Germany and Brazil.


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