As Goa readies itself to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its Liberation, Goa Chitra, the ethnographic museum at Benaulim, takes a look at the past 50 years and those to come in a different manner.
You are invited to Goa Chitra on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm, for the release of the book Goa Rewound, penned by Alexandre Moniz Barbosa. The book will be released by Justice Dr. Eurico Santana da Silva, retired Judge, High Court of Bombay, Chairman State Police Complaints Authority.
This will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic – Goa at the Crossroads: Is there Hope on the Horizon?, Eminent panelists Dr. Maria Aurora Couto, Academic, writer, Padma Shri awardee, Damodar Mauzo, Writer, Sahitya Akademi Award winner, Fr. Manuel Gomes, Director, Biblical Apostolate, Pratima Coutinho, advocate, youth Leader will discuss the way forward for Goa and for its youth. The discussion would be moderated by Savia Viegas, Writer, academic, Fulbright Fellow. The Concluding remarks would be given by Aldina Gomes, educationist and Director, Goa Chitra.
About the book:
Goa Rewound takes a look at events that occurred post December 19, 1961 and journeys back into history to discover that many of these had their genesis in colonial policies. The issues dealt with in the book are related to identity crisis facing the Goan today. The book is published by Broadway Publishing House and presented by Xavier Centre of Historical Research and Film Goa.
For details and confirmation please call +91 832 2772910 / 832 6570877 or RSVP +91 98 50466165. Please note that the Goa Chitra Museum and the ongoing previews of the upcoming Goa Chakra museum will be from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. only on 19th November 2011.
mobile:+91 9850466165 / landline: +91 832 6570877
Victor Hugo Gomes
About the Author: The writer is primarily a journalist, having spent over 20 years in the profession. He is currently Assistant Resident Editor, The Times of India, Goa Edition. Prior to this he was Assistant Editor with Goa Today.