Contrary to popular perception, there has been quite a significant quantity of Goan fictional works. Unfortunately, many books are out of print, and difficult to locate. This gives the impression that only a few have been published. The best place to find a wide range is at Panjim’s Central Library (Rare Books Section; Contact Lourdes Bravo da Costa or Mrs. Maria Pia.) They are expected to go on e-mail. Below is an incomplete listing, based on some of the books which I have access to.
MODERN GOAN SHORT STORIES. Luis S. Rita Vas. 1971. Jaico. Bombay. Pp 179
TALES & TELLERS OF GOA. V.S.Sukhtanker. 1974. Asian Trading Corporation, Bangalore. Rs 12.50. Pp 121.
LEGENDS OF THE KONKAN. Arthur Crawford. Reprint: 1987. Asian Educational Services, C-2/15 SDA PB 4534, Delhi 16.Pp 300. Rs 95.
SHORT STORIES. By Eulalia Alvares. No date. 276 pp. Rs 3.
THE RED-HEADED SHREW. Melanie Ruth. Daughters of St. Paul. 1986. Pp 96. Rs 7.50 (written by a Goan journalist, Melanie Ruth Sequeira)
GOA AND THE HUNGRY ONES. Asif Currimbhoy. Soraya Publishers, Bombay. 1964. Pp 171. Two plays, including one with 1961 as the backdrop, written by a Parsi playwright. Continue reading