Dear Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru: T. B. Cunha’s correspondence with Nehru and other documents

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In this study I address the understudied early Goan anticolonial nationalist movement under T. B. Cunha’s direction, in the intersection of local, national and international history. Such discussion is articulated by a set of documents, until now unapproached, available at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Archive, mostly letters between T. B. Cunha and Pandit Nehru, following the affiliation of the Goa Committee in the Indian National Congress. As a relevant background to this study, I refer Educating Opinion, Invigorating Intellectual Links, Promoting International Solidarity, where I highlighted T. B. Cunha’s positioning in 1920’s Paris, as an Indian nationalist with an anticolonial internationalist regard. First version presented at the Seminar Liberal Thinking and Nationalism in Goa (1821-1961), GU, 28 February 2020.
Period28 Feb 2020
Event titleLiberal Thinking and Nationalism in Goa (1821-1961)
Event typeSeminar
LocationPangim, IndiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Tristão de Bragança Cunha (1891-1958)a,
  • Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)
  • Indian National Congress
  • Anticolonialism
  • League against Imperialism and Colonial Oppression
  • Portuguese Empire
  • British Empire
  • Goan Liberation Movement
  • Goan Committee of the INC
  • Transimperial Political Movements