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2004

In and Around Old Goa

By:  Heta Pandit

Price:   Rs (INR) / $ (USD) Out of Print
Binding:   Softcover  
Specifications:   132 pages, 100 illustrations  
ISBN:   81-85026-67-X  
Dimensions:   211 x 140 mm

    The articles are the result of painstaking new evidence unearthed from the treasures of the city’s dramatic history. It takes you through layers of times and traditions gone by, as you soak in the monumental buildings, churches, chapels, and convents. With exceptional photographs by Tushar Rao, In and Around Old Goa transforms the simple act of walking about the old city into an unforgettable journey through time and space.

    Introduction: From Govapuri to Ela to Velha Goa over seven centuries

    The Old Road to History: Reconstructing the Capital
    Ketak S. Nachinolkar

    Brahmapuri and Madhav Tirth: Revisiting sites of Hindu revivalism

    The ASI Museum and The Kadamba Highway: Connecting missing links

    The New Pillory: Turning temple pillars into punishment posts

    Saptakoteshwar Temple and Adil Shah's Gate: Relocating cultural milestones

    Chapel of St Catherine of Alexandria: Learning from conquests

    St Francis of Assisi: Rediscovering frescos and fine art

    See Cathedral: Illustrating the Church-State connection

    Archiepiscopal Palace: Restoration of a historic edifice
    Vikas Dilawari

    Chapel of Nossa Senhora Do Monte: Breathtaking views of beauty
    Perdval Noronha and Paulo Varela Gomes

    St Cajetan Church: The crafting of a masterpiece

    Our Lady of Grace, St Augustine's Church Ruins: Reading from remains
    N. Taher, Sidh Mendiratta, and Abhijit Ambekar

    Convent of Santa Monica: Creating art in a cloister

    Museum of Christian Art: The forgetting of this-worldliness

    Basilica of Bom Jesus and Tomb of St Francis: Creating legends and building miracles

    Francis Xavier: An Exposition of Virtue and Courage
    Delio de Mendonca

    Ribandar: Vibrancy on the banks of the Mandovi

    Divar: An ancient island
    Mário Cabral E Sá

    - Museums in Goa

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