List of People From Goa - Writers, Editors, Journalists

Writers, Editors, Journalists

  • Armand de Souza born in 1877 in Assagao to the Camotim family, was the Founding Editor of the Morning Leader in Ceylon. An early freedom fighter, he was gaoled by the British colonial government for advocating democracy, but released following public protests at his incarceration. He was the author of Hundred days in Ceylon under martial law in 1915 and father of Senator Doric de Souza (Professor of English) and the late Editor of the Times of Ceylon, Tory de Souza. He died in 1922.
  • Chandrakant Keni retired as the editor of Marathi daily Rashtramat and Konkani daily Sunaparant, worked as a freelance journalist. He was associated with development of Konkani language. With a few books to his credit, Mr. Keni bagged the Sahitya Academy Award for his book "Ashadh Pawali".
  • Dinesh D'Souza is the author of numerous New York Times best-selling books and a conservative writer and speaker.
  • Maria Aurora Couto is a well-known writer, academic and literary critic with books including Graham Greene: On the Frontier, Politics and Religion in the Novels, and Goa: A Daughter's Story.
  • Ravindra Kelekar (born 1925), freedom fighter, writer and revivalist of Konkani language.
  • Orlando da Costa (1929–2006) was a Communist Portuguese poet and writer of Goan descent, born in the capital of the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique, Maputo.
  • Frank Moraes, editor of many prominent newspapers in post-Independence India, including The Indian Express.
  • Dom Moraes (born 1938) has won the American Press Club Citation for Excellence in Reporting, for some 20 articles he wrote for the "New York Times Sunday Magazine". Also a poet. Died earlier this decade.
  • Frank Simoes, a passionate Goan Advertising person, Author of "Glad season in Goa"
  • Lambert Mascarenhas, author of the classic Novel "Sorrowing Lies My Land" (1955) which was reprinted thrice, the novel has been translated into Marathi, Telugu and Konkani. Lambert was the editor of Goan Tribune, the fortnightly dedicated to the cause of Goa's freedom from the Portuguese rule. He is also the founder editor of "Goa Today" and former editor of "The Navhind Times" and was awarded the State Cultural award
  • Sebastião Rodolfo Dalgado (1855–1922) of Assagao, linguist. Knew Malayalam, Sinhala, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Sanskrit. In 1892, he produced a Konkani-Portuguese dictionary and later a grammar
  • Prakashchandra Pandurang Shirodkar;Archiologist
  • Teotonio R. de Souza, b. 1947, Historian, Founder-Director of Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Goa (1979–1994), Fellow of the Portuguese Academy of History, author of Medieval Goa (1979), Goa to Me (1994), and several other publications on Goan History and Culture listed at Co-founder of Goa Research Net with Frederick Noronha in 1997, and its Moderator till date
  • Eunice de Souza, retired as Head of the English Dept, St Xavier's College, Bombay in 2007. She is a poet, novella-ist, and editor of several anthologies
  • Francisco Luís Gomes (1829–1869), Indo-Portuguese physician, politician, writer, historian, and economist
  • Bakibab Borkar - Konkani Writer and Poet

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