The languages of the Goan periodical press (1820-1933)

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Departing from the idea of literary cultures and relating it to the modern creation of the public sphere, Chap. 4 focuses on Goa under Portuguese dominion. It underlines the importance of addressing Goan literary multilingualism when approaching its modern cultural, political and intellectual history, of which the press was a main instrument and locus of construction. From the Portuguese liberal revolution of the 1820s to the advent of dictatorship in 1926, the Goan press developed, inside and outside Goa, in a context of ambiguities and tensions generated by the coexistence of a colonial atmosphere and liberal/republican regimes. It was, moreover, closely linked to the history of political exiles and to the diasporic movements to other places in the Portuguese empire and in the British empire, above all British India.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedia and the Portuguese Empire
EditorsJosé Luís Garcia, Chandrika Kaul, Filipa Subtil, Alexandra Santos
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-61792-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-61791-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in the History of Media


  • Goa
  • Bombay
  • Brazil
  • Goan press
  • Literary cultures
  • Portuguese
  • Marathi
  • Konkani
  • English
  • Public sphere
  • Liberalism
  • Anti-colonialism
  • Portuguese Empire
  • British Empire


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