This post is a fortnight late in its arrival.
But the Institute of Menezes Braganza Panaji, has begun a new endeavour on literature.
Mimasa – is to analyze, scrutinize, assimilate which was what this platform is all about, understanding ,sharing and growing.
The decision is to meet once in a fortnight to discuss a book or an author.
It was quite interesting to see almost 50- 60 people assemble on a Sunday afternoon to discuss an Hindi author.
The book on discussion was Khara-paani written by Jayashri Rai-Harmalkar who is a Goa based author in Hindi. The book works around the bewildered Ethnic Goan society with the change in the socio-economic dynamics. I cannot share more than this since I have not read the book.
Maybe we can begin to let the country know that the Goa is more than beach, and booze, it is where the changing zones and cultures are recorded. The fabric is tapestry of Konkani, Portuguese, Marathi, English and Hindi.