Writing on the diaspora: Burma, Bombay; Myanmar, Mumbai

Another interesting attempt that’s coming along is Yvonne Vaz-Ezdani’s proposed book that tells the story of Goan expats in Burma (now Myanmar). It is one more chapter — or should we say, book — about the lives of people from this emigration-prone region, just waiting to be told.

Yvonne can be contacted at 2409519 or raynon@vsnl.net. If you know someone who has a story to tell from this period, do get in touch.

Reena Martins, The Telegraph’s feature writer in Mumbai and a journo who traces her own roots to Pune, Mumbai and Velim, is meanwhile working — still in an early stage — on the stories of Goans in Mumbai between the 1930s and 1970s.  Reena is contactable via reenamartins@hotmail.com and do share your ideas and suggestions with her.

So, keep reading Goa-related books… and think of writing some too. It’s increasingly becoming possible to do so, as entry barriers get lower.

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