An official publication of the Government of Goa, published in 1979, and containing a lot of background information about the region of Goa
, its past and present.
About the book
It hardbound book was published in three parts—I, II, and III—and priced, when published, at Rs 53. Part I alone, which deals with Goa, is 1023 pages thick. (The other parts deal with the now-delinked-from-Goa overland territories of Daman and Diu. Goa, Daman and Diu—all former Portuguese colonies—were part of a 'union territory' from 1961 till 1987, when Goa was granted statehood and delinked from it.)
This book's editor was Dr V.T. Gune, the then Director of Archives, Archaeology and the Executive Editor and Member Secretary of the Goa Gazetteer editorial board. This publication came from the Government of the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu's Gazetteer Department. It was printed by the Government Central Press of Bombay (now Mumbai).
It has not been updated since its publication, and no new volume of its kind has been put out yet.
Its 19 chapters of Part I has exhaustive information—though from an official perspective—about Goa, dating back to the late 1970s, or just earlier. Following is the scheme of the chapters (of Part I, dealing with Goa):
- Chapter 1: General
- Chapter 2: History
- Chapter 3: People
- Chapter 4: Agriculture and Irrigation
- Chapter 5: Industries (large-scale, cottage, labour organisations)
- Chapter 6: Banking, Trade and Commerce
- Chapter 7:......