Frederick Noronha


aboutusGoa 1556 is run by journalist Frederick Noronha. The company’s name memorialises the date when the first printing press in Asia came into operation in Goa. Noronha says his company doesn’t seek profits but exists because “today, more than ever, Goa needs a voice to articulate its own priorities. Goa 1556 publishes a book almost every month.

Launched on a rainy day (June 20, 2007), Goa, 1556 is a quest to do things differently, and with goals that are different. Our aim is to democratise the production of knowledge. In our own small, alternative way. And we strive for quality simply by laying down high standards, while actively pursuing the goal of creating space for ‘other voices’ to be heard.