Window on Goa: A History and Guide

By: Hall, Maurice

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Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Light shelf handing to dust jacket now in protective Mylar Jacket. ---- xxv + 214 pages with index, notes, bibliography and appendixes. 200 color illustrations and 12 maps. ----- Goa is a state located in the western region of India, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. ---- It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. ----- Goa is one of India's richest states with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. ------ Goa's history goes back 20,000-30,000 years. The rock art engravings exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India. Early Goan society underwent radical changes when Indo-Aryan and Dravidian migrants amalgamated with the aboriginal locals, forming the base of early Goan culture.In the 3rd century BC, Goa was part of the Maurya Empire, ruled by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka of Magadha. Buddhist monks laid the foundation of Buddhism in Goa. BIn 1510, the Portuguese defeated the ruling Bijapur sultan Yousuf Adil Shah with the help of a local ally, Timayya. They set up a permanent settlement in Velha Goa (or Old Goa). This was the beginning of Portuguese rule in Goa that would last for four and a half centuries, until 1961.

Title: Window on Goa: A History and Guide

Author Name: Hall, Maurice

Categories: Travel, Voyages & Exploration,

Publisher: London:, Quiller Press: 1992

ISBN Number: 1870948718

ISBN Number 13: 9781870948715

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 005444