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Brown Baby Jesus: The Religious Lifeworlds of Canada?s Goan and Anglo-Indian Communities

Thesis by Kathryn Carrière
Submitted for PhD degree in Religion and Classics
Faculty of Arts University of Ottawa 2011

GOOGLE Reference (400 pages) Click here

Brown Baby Jesus: The Religious Lifeworlds of Canada's Goan and ...
by KFM Carriere - ?2011

Brown Baby Jesus: The Religious Lifeworlds of Canada's Goan and Anglo-Indian Communities. Kathryn Carrière. Thesis submitted to the. Faculty of Graduate ..

The author refers to the following publications in her discussion on conversions:

Conversions and Citizenry: Goa Under Portugal, 1510-1610

Hindu-Catholic Encounters in Goa: Religion, Colonialism, and Modernity
Alexander Henn - 2014 - ?Religion

That is, the syncretism mediating between Hindus and Catholics could not, ... this is not to say that Goa's syncretism is apolitical or that the people engaging in it are ... what actually was of importance to people engaging in a syncretistic ritual. it ...

Abbreviated Abstract

Employing the concepts of lifeworld (Lebenswelt) this dissertation argues that the lifeworlds of Anglo Indian and Goan Catholics in the Greater Toronto Area have permitted members of these communities to relatively easily understand, interact with and manoeuvre through Canada?s democratic, individualistic and market-driven system. Suggesting that the Catholic faith serves as a multi-dimensional primary lens for Canadian Goan and Anglo-Indians, this sociological ethnography explores how religion has and continues affect their identity as diasporic post colonial communities. Modifying key elements of traditional Indian culture to reflect their Catholic beliefs, these migrants consider their faith to be the very backdrop upon which their life experiences render meaningful. Through systematic qualitative case studies, I uncover how these individuals have successfully maintained a sense of security and ethnic pride amidst the myriad cultures and religions found in Canada?s multicultural society. Oscillating between the fuzzy boundaries of the Indian traditional and North American liberal worlds, Anglo-Indians and Goans attribute their achievements to their open-minded Westernized upbringing, their traditional Indian roots and their Catholic-centred principles effectively making them, in their opinions, admirable models of accommodation to Canada?s system.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princesssss
by Emily Ruete

(Salamah bint Saïd; Sayyida Salme, Princess of Zanzibar and Oman) (1844-1924)
Translated by Lionel Strachey. New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1907.

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Salamah bint Saïd, afterward Emily Ruete


1608 ? The Voyage of Francois Pyrard
The voyage of François Pyrard ... to the East Indies, tr. ...
François Pyrard ? 1887-354 pages .pdf
François Pyrard. CHRONOLOGY OF rYRARD'S VOYAGE (vol. i.) ... March 1608, taken prisoner to Cochin ; May, leaves Cochin for Goa, touches at Cananore; .. Click here to download .pdf

1831 ? An Historical Sketch of Goa
By: Rev. Denis L. Cottineau de Kloguen
An Historical Sketch of Goa, the Metropolis of the ...
An Historical Sketch of Goa, the Metropolis of the Portuguese Settlements in India: ... proprietor, 1831 - Goa - 177 pages ... Appears in 3 books from 1831-1963. Click here to download .pdf

1878 ? A Historical and Archaelogical Sketch of the City of Goa
By Jose Nicolau Da Fonseca
Historical and Archaeological Sketch of the City of Goa ...
Preceded By A Short Statistical Account Of The Territory Of Goa. ... Historical and Archaeological Sketch of the City of Goa. Front Cover ? José Nicolau da Fonseca. Asian Educational Services, 1878 - Goa, Daman and Diu (India) - 348 pages.Click here to download .pdf

1914 -The Revolution in Portugal
Guernsey Jones -University of Nebraska-Lincoln

18 pages ? Click here for .pdf



The lower classes in Portugal, particularly in the country, are as hard working, sober, peaceable, and well-mannered a people as one could hope to find. They are, however, incredibly ignorant. To me it was a joy and wonder to find in Lisbon that the servants could not tell time by the clock, and that they thought the French tongue was merely an impediment of speech. It was a temptation never before dreamed of and triumphantly endured, to discover that the washerwoman would accept with childlike faith whatever was offered her because she could not count money. As for reading and writing, they are -to these simple people something like miracles of cleverness.

1973 Caste Hierarchy and Competition in an Overseas Indian Community
Extract from 1973 Ph.D thesis written at University of Nairobi

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The above article may contain references which members of the Goan Community may find offensive. This is an academic study ? please treat as such.

1989 -Fragments of A Legacy - John Maximian Nazareth (1908 ? 1989)


Brown Man, Black Country
Forthcoming e-book
This article was first published in our Issue 13. June 22, 2013

Brown Man, Black Country, by a prominent Kenyan Goan, John Maximian Nazareth, edited by his daughter, Jeanne Maxine Hromnik, for publication shortly as an e-book by Goa 1556.

The original book was first published in 1981 by Tidings Publications, New Delhi. This edition is virtually out of print although copies are still available.

Excerpts from the book entitled ?GOAN OR INDIAN? -A View From The Diaspora? were made available for publication on the WWW ? Click here to download.pdf


1995 - Article on History of the G.O.A.
Nov 1, 2012, 8:28 AM | by John J D'Souza

Box 5_ Front End Documentation _September_16_2012.pdf

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) 2012 Donation

Click here for G.O.A history by John Nazareth

2007 ? Portugal?s First Post-Colonials ? the Repatriation of Goans

28 pages ? Click here for .pdf

ISBN: 978-84-8081-338-9. PILGRIMAGES TO THE TOMB OF GOENCHO SAIB. OR ST. FRANCIS XAVIER. Cristina Osswald (CITCEM-Universidade do Porto).
28 pages ? Click here for .pdf

2010 -Whose Goa? Projection of Goan Identity in Rival Discourses
Master of Arts Thesis 89 pages
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