German journalist launches a book at Calangute about Modern Day Catholicism in Goa

Liberati Bookshop, Calangute
December 20, 2012
 

IGSG - Indo German Friendship Society Goa  in collaboration with Goa,1556 launched the book of German journalist Christina Fernandes "Passion in Paradise: Modern Day Catholicism in Goa" at Literati Bookshop and Cafe, Calangute on December 20, 2012

Most people, foreign as well as Indian, think of Goa as a place with unlimited sun, sea and sand, where beaches and the famous laid back lifestyle, or sossegado, awaits. But behind this facade lies a different kind of Goa. Most of its people, no matter their creed, are devoutly religious and have strong ties to their cultural traditions. Faith in various forms plays a major role in the lives of most Christians as well as Hindus. This book written by Christina Fernandes a German journalist who has done an MA in Photojournalism at the University of Westminster in London, explores the lives of Catholics in Goa today and aims to describe the way people live their faith. Passion in Paradise depicts the symbolism, which plays such an important role in the way the Catholic faith is practiced by Goans today. Its images show the celebration of customs on special days as well as lived faith in everyday simple rituals. The book also documents various Hindu-Catholic syncretic practices that Goans engage in and aim to explain how and why these came into existence.

Passion in Paradise represents the author's first steps in a journey through the fascinating complexity that is Catholicism in contemporary Goa.

 

 

HERALD, 26 December 2012

 

HERALD, 20 December 2012

 

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