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Goa-Its Tryst WithTradeThe principal objective of this book is to reconstruct the commercial history of Goa through an analysis of the archival, epigraphical, numismatic, sculptural and oral evidences.

The narrative discusses the commercial geography of Goa, traces the historical evolution of the commercial state of Goa from the riverine port-capital of Chandrapur to the Portuguese Pearl of the East to Gopakapattana and Ella. It also highlights the historical linkages between commerce and faith and presents a critique of colonial commerce with a special focus on the indigenous inputs and the developments in the 20th Century.

Written by Dr Pratima Kamat, Head of the Department of History, Goa University, The book is produced by the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has been launched at the 101st Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Saturday 27th June 2009 at 6.00pm at Grande Sala, Cidade de Goa, Dona Paula.

The book will certainly evoke considerable interest in students and researchers of the commercial history of Goa and will also serve as stimulating reading for the general reader.

Elegantly designed with over 120 photos and maps, it is priced at Rs 1,500 and comprises of 283 pages. Contact the Chamber on all working days for your personal copy. (Call Bemvinda or Melanie on 2424252, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


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A very useful resource for companies that are looking to market themselves as well as avail of the services existing in Goa. This single publication has important information classified in a user friendly manner.

In a small state like Goa, we have over 600 active members and they have been listed in a special section in the Directory. A significant number of our members take part in the activities of the Chamber, be it talks or training programmes.

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It is sincerely believed that the report will assist in focusing attention on those important areas which need urgent attention and which will maximize benefits to the State of Goa. Topics covered: The Goa Agenda, Power Sector, Water sector, The Sewerage system, Solid waste management, Transportation sector, Goa's growth engines, Enablers & Growth Catalysts, Bibliography.

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Goa's Tryst with Trade

Goa Tryst with tradeGoa, situated mid-way along the west coast of India, was famous since time immemorial as an entrepot of renown in the Indian Ocean littoral. Its ancient port-capital of Chandrapur, Gopakapattana and Ella had serviced the Indian Ocean trade and enjoyed commercial relations with ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Jews and the Arabs. Goa, in the first century of the Portuguese rule was famous for the lucrative commerce centred on its 'golden' port. Later, with the decline of the port of Goa, Goa Dourada soon became a dependency of British India, with an import-based and remittance-funded economy. Since Liberation, Goa which had languished in a condition of economic stagnancy under the colonial regime, has taken i impressive strides in the field of commerce and industry. The journey of Goan trade and commerce through the ages has, indeed, been an eventful and exciting one offering new vistas of documentation, and academic interpretation for the scholar who seeks to delve into its, multi-faceted past. Goa: Its Tryst with Trade will certainly evoke considerable interest in students and researchers of commercial history of Goa and will also serve as stimulating reading for the general reader.

Price: Rs. 1500/- (Bulk discount available).








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