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It is the other side of the Goa
Reviewed in India on 11 August 2020
Goa,for a common man means parties,alcohol,beaches,drugs and all that sort of stuff.But this is only one side of the coin as far as India's smallest state is concerned.In this book,one gets to know about the other side of the 'Goan coin'.Its a place,which had a different colonial past from rest of India, where Catholics and Hindus stay side by side,where a drunkard hits his wife,where political goons exist and where simple Goans have simple dreams.Its just that we Indians love Goa but forget about Goans. Through this book,one gets a good glimpse of typical Goan life.Not only the author(he is a Sahitya Academy Award winner) makes each emotion of the human psyche come alive,he also provides food for thought.Furthermore,the translator has also done his job very well.Its a must read for people who want to know about the state called Goa and the people living there.