You can read some of our already-published work via Google books at

Our focus is on ensuring quality, Goa-related (primarily non-fiction) books reach the reader. We believe in some-rights-reserved, sharable licenses.


  • SONGS OF THE SURVIVORS: About the lives of Goan expats in Burma, in and around the 1940s. Printed in a first edition of 1000 copies. By March 2009, the book is almost sold-out. Reader-responses and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.
  • GIRLS IN GREEN: A book of memoirs of students from a prominent school in Mapusa (St Mary’s Convent). Published in 2007 as a limited-edition, print-on-demand book (total of 44 copies only). This book has been selected by the Central Library (Goa) and the Directorate of Arts & Culture (Goa) for bulk purchases (50-63 copies each, for libraries). A thousand-copy print run is being planned as of March 2009.
  • IN BLACK AND WHITE: A book where journalists explain their experiences in Goa, useful and critical insights into the workings of the media here. Published in an edition of 500 copies, and almost out-of-print as of March 2009.
  • PICTURE-POSTCARD POVERTY: Tells the story of ‘the other’ Goa, and questions claims about Goa being a high-achieving State. Writer and critic Augusto Pinto commented of this book: “My first reaction on breezing through this slim volume is that it will set the agenda for intelligent debate on a wide range of controversial issues which affect Goa and Goans.”
  • GIRLS IN GREEN, a new, 1000 copies 2009 edition. Released in April 2009.
  • ANOTHER GOA,  collection of writings that portray alternative issues and concerns from Goa. (Frederick Noronha, Nov 16, 2009, at Margao)
  • THE ART OF COCONUT CRAFT, on the art involving all kinds of coconut produce. (Master Craftsman Vijayadatta Lotlikar, Dec 2009)


  • Goa,1556 is being converted into a not-for-profit Trust, to help attain its many goals.
  • FN has co-edited (with Keya Acharya of Bangalore) a book of compiled essays on environmental journalism in India (for Sage India, Dec 2009)
  • Goa,1556 helped in the release of Capt. Nobert Rebello’s real-life based novel “Memories of Another Day” (2008)
  • Goa,1556 has been helping authors to build suitable links that could help them publish their work through other networks, when needed.
  • Canada-based lawyer-musician Francis Rodrigues has published a book on Konkani music, and Goa,1556 helped locally.
  • Each Monday, a column on books in Goa appears in The Gomantak Times.
  • To promote the visibility of Goa books worldwide, Goa,1556 now sells books by mail-order at reasonable rupee price+postage+packaging basis.


Goa,1556 on The Open Library
Medieval Goa: A socio-economic history
Picture-Postcard Poverty — Unheard voices, forgotten issues from rural Goa
Girls in Green: Memories of St Mary’s
Girls in Green: Memories of St Mary’s 2e
In Black and White
Songs of the Survivors