The volume is a festschrift dedicated to the well-known Indo-Portuguese historian Prof. Teotonio R. de Souza, on completion of 60 years of age. Forty-three friends and admirers,researching on various aspects of the colonial and post-colonial aspects of the former Portuguese Estado da India and other spaces around the globe where the Portuguese have left their colonial influence, have written in this volume. The wide range of themes reflects the areas of research interest of Prof. Teotonio R. de Souza: Nautical cartography, legal issues related to the concept of overseas provinces and colonies, subaltern elites, Goan literature, taverns of Goa, hurdles of Konkani language, tourism and bollywood myths, the scope of lusophony in the post-colonial world, the Portuguese ad-hoc empire, the Portuguese intra-asiatic trade, the Jesuit trade and cultural strategies, the lusophilic biographies of St. Francis Xavier, the pioneering texts by the Portuguese in Asia, the post-colonial strategies of the Church since Vatican II, East Africa and the Indian Ocean World, some pages of Kabul diary, Goan deputies in the Portuguese parliament, the endemic corruption in the Portuguese politics, and much more that enhances the reference value of this volume.
The contributors to the volume include Adelino Rodrigues da Costa, Agnelo Fernandes, Carmo D'Souza, Cristiana Bastos, Délio Mendonça, Diogo Ramada Curto, Fatima da Silva Gracias, Maria Aurora Couto, Maria Pia Rodrigues, Mariano Dias, Pratap Naik, Raghuraman Trichur, Remy Dias, Robert Newman, S.K. Mhamai, Anthony Disney, Charles Borges, Dejanirah Couto, Eduardo Hoornaert, Fernanda Camargo-Moro, Fernando Santos Neves, George Davison Winius, Glenn Ames, Jin Guo Ping, João Marinho dos Santos, John Villiers, Jorge Gonçalves Guimarães, José Manuel Garcia, José Oscar Beozzo, Julia Lederle, K.S. Mathew, Luis-Aires Barros & Helena Grego, Malyn Newitt, Maria Fernanda Matias, Michael Pearson, Pius Malekandathil, Rila Mukherjee, Rui Manuel Loureiro, Rui Teixeira Santos, Shakti Sinha, Susana Costa Pinho, Timothy Walker, and Toru Maruyama.