What the ‘gaunkars’ are asking for …

My one-time classmate Savio Herman D’Souza from Porvorim comes out with these interesting booklets, mainly focussed on comunidade issues. One he handed over to me is ‘The Charter of Demands of The Gaunkars of Goa’ (April 2007, http://www.geocities.com/newagegoa)

I’m not sure about the soundness of the attempt by the comunidade campaigners to compare gaunkars with the aboriginals of Australia. But these publications throw up interesting issues and concerns. Of course, comunidades need to be democratised and made more gender-sensitive. But their shortcoming is clearly no excuse for them to become victims of landgrabbers in a political or other garb.

Check out these books, actually booklets, or contact New Age Society, 1140 Maina Socorro, Porvorim phone 2416573.

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