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Goa 2011: Reviewing and Recovering Fifty Years

 
Savio Abreu (Editor) Rudolf C. Heredia (Editor) XCHR Studies Serie
Synopsis

The outcome of a national seminar to commemorate Goa’s liberation from Portuguese rule, this volume examines how the people of the state have shaped their post-colonial history and the socio-political and cultural contexts that have affected their contemporary history. It discusses the traumatic social changes that the society in Goa is witnessing with the years. In this context, it takes up aspects like the collective identity of the Goans expressed in their language or politics, issues of commodification of land and sustainable development with specific reference to tenancy reforms in Goa since it became free of Portuguese control—that is, in the period 1961-87, the educational scene and the struggles of civil society movements such as against the special economic zones.

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About the author

Rudolf C. Heredia

Rudolf C. Heredia has a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago and is the founder of the Social Science Centre, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

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Bibliographic information

Title Goa 2011: Reviewing and Recovering Fifty Years
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.11.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9351250709
length xx+240p., Illustrations; 22cm.
Subjects History