Varsha Kamat, associate professor of history at the PES College, Ponda released her book ‘Resurgent Goa, Goan Society from 1900-1961’ on October 25 2018.
The book covers the socio-cultural ambit of Goa, during the final years of the Portuguese regime. Through her book, Kamat emphasises the resurgence of the Goan people during the Republican era in Portugal – between 1910 and 1926 – because of the political freedom that Goa acquired then, and the separation of politics from religion, with Hindus, for the first time, being placed at par with Catholics. Growing up in the remote village of Cavelossim, in the Salcete taluka during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, gave her a glimpse of the political and religious struggles during that era, all of which are explored in her book. She is currently thinking of writing her autobiography, which would be a rightful sequel to this book