Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Konkani Book ‘Goddkam’ by Daniel F. de Souza







Konkani Book ‘Goddkam’ Released

‘Goddkam’ a book in Roman script Konkani written by Vasco based Konkani writer and Freelance journalist Daniel F de Souza was released at the hands of Rev. Fr. Jose Antonio da Costa Parish Priest of St. Andrew’s Church, Vasco da Gama on Easter Sunday after the midnight Mass service. Rev. Fr. Da Costa while congratulating the author also complemented him for his contribution to the language and Konkani literature. The book received a good response at the launch from the large congregation present for the Easter celebration. The book is dedicated to Blessed Joseph Vaz, Patron saint of Goa, to commemorate his 300th death anniversary.

The book contains 25 selected essays on various topics concerning the youth, students, environment, and Goa in general, etc. With the exception of one essay, the remaining 24 selected essays were earlier published on Konkani periodicals and magazines. The book is published by Talia Prokaxon and supported by the Dalgado Konknni Akademi under its ‘Pikavoll’ scheme meant for Roman script Konkani writers who have earlier published their books in Konkani.

The book has a foreword by Jose Salvador Fernandes, Secretary of the Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) and Rev. Fr. Nascimento Mascarenhas, historian and author, has penned the authors’ profile. This is the fourth book of the Vasco based author. The author is a recipient of two literary awards for his first book ‘Koslich Malis Nastana’. ‘Goddkam’ will be available soon at all the leading book stalls in all the major towns of Goa as well as at the book stall at Pilar.


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The writer can be contacted at:
Daniel F. de Souza
C/3, IInd Floor, Elvira Apts., Near St. Andrew's Church
Vasco da Gama - Goa 403 802
INDIA. Tel: + 91-832-2510714
Mob: 9822163329 & 9420818059
e-mail :dannyboy04@rediffmail.com
Blog: http://www.danieldeblog.wordpress.com/

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[Info and photos as forwarded to gaspar almeida, http://www.goa-world.com/]


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