Ajeeb Goa’s Gajab Politics (Harbound)
ABOUT THE BOOK
‘Ajeeb Goa’s Gajab Politics’ deals with the political journey of Goa right from 12000 BCE till date including the 451-year long Portuguese rule and liberation from it in 1961. What makes Goa’s politics so different from the rest of India? If the normal parameters of caste, religion, etc. don’t apply in Goa, then what factors influence Goa’s politics? Is Goa really Ajeeb as described by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, and is its politics really Gajab? Who controls Goa’s polity? What is the Politics of Business and Business of Politics that runs Goa’s economy? What kind of sharks are leaping onto Goa’s land from the Arabian Sea from the Arabian Sea to control power in this tiny coastal tourist state?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sandesh Prabhudesai is a journalist based in Goa. He has worked in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English media in Goa as well as for the national and international media, including the BBC. He has a rich experience of working for 33 years in the Print, TV and Digital Media, after which he has now shifted to Book Journalism. Before joining professional journalism, he was also associated with student and youth movements, including the theatre movement. He continues to be associated with various literary and cultural movements.