“In December 2004, I released a book titled Concepts in Law,” says Carmo D’Souza. “Ms. Ingrid von Heiseler, who had helped me to edit the book suggested that I should put those ideas in fiction.” D’Souza eventually realized that “a fiction piece on legal concepts” was possible. And so José’s Dreams, sub-titled A New World [...]
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Lino Leitao, writer of short fiction and novelist, died January 24th 2008 aged 77.
I first heard of Lino Leitao in Missisauga, Canada in 1977 when I was driving to a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Friends of mind showed me a book they had found in a bookstore, Goan Tales. They laughed at the author, [...]
When India gained independence from the British there were still a few pockets of land which were not free. There was, of course, Goa but there was also Pondicherry in the south. Unlike Goa, where the Indian army had to intervene, Pondicherry acquired independence relatively peacefully. The exit of the French from Pondicherry was more like a lovers’ farewell than an acrimonious divorce.