Into The Diaspora Wilderness: Goa's Untold Migration Stories From The British Empire To The New World

by Selma Carvalho, Ed. Frederick Noronha

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Migrants from Goa -- often struggling, trying to struggle the austerity of circumstances -- scoured the world in search of a new life. From British East Africa and the Arabian Gulf to the New World of America and elsewhere. For a story that traverses the globe, this is one which has so far got preci.....more


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Migrants from Goa -- often struggling, trying to struggle the austerity of circumstances -- scoured the world in search of a new life. From British East Africa and the Arabian Gulf to the New World of America and elsewhere. For a story that traverses the globe, this is one which has so far got precious little attention. Selma Carvalho tracks down the Goa migration experience across continents and cultures. From these pages, dramatic and often unknown figures of our yesterdays emerge, and jump out tell you waht went into the making of a now largely successful Diaspora. Their lives, their loves, their toil and their perseverance which eventually transformed our collective society and Goa as we know it today. This book starts out in colonial Goa (and offers some interesting insights of how the British saw it), moves on to the Arabian Gulf, and then into the "New World" (the US). It takes us to the world of the Empire -- Britain itself, East Africa, Malawi, London, Swindon and more.

About the author:

Selma Carvalho grew up in Dubai when the place was just an arid patch of land with a few houses huddled around the Creek to attest to the presence of life. After marriage, she lived for seven years in Minnesota, USA, which she describes as a natural berth for the liberal that she has always been. Although she has lived in the Diaspora for most part of her life, she feels she has never been anything other than a Goan.

Other details:

ISBN 9789380739021
Category History
Language English
Edition First
Published in 2010
Publisher Goa 1556
Condition Brand New
Pages 282
Width 5.5 inches
Height 9.1 inches
Tags Colonial Goa , British , Goan Writers , Goan Diaspora

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