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Songs of the Survivors

First edition, 2007
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This edition published in by Goa 1556, Sole distributor: Broadway Book Centre in Panjim.

Written in English

289 pages

Collection of memoirs of Goan diaspora in Burma during World War II. Tells of stories of courage and determnation, as the Japanese invaded Burma (now Myanmar) around 1942. Also tells a wider story of migration out of Goa, a former Portuguese colony known for its migration to diverse quarters of the globe.

Heartwarming and inspirational. These memoirs illuminate the pioneering spirit, humanity, courage and faith that have sustained Goa through the ages. -- Dr. Maria Aurora Couto, author of Goa: A Daughter's Story (Viking/Penguin 2004) couto.aurora@gmail.com

A piece of oral history that documents poignantly the travails and suffering imposed on the ordinary people by wars. It reminds
one of Brecht's Saga of Mother Courage and Her Children. -- Pramod Kale, Ph.D., (Univ of Wisconsin) Sanskrit, Marathi and
Hindi scholar specialising in Indian drama. pram203@yahoo.com

Vivid recollections of an exodus, hardships and determination. -- Dr Délio de Mendonça, director, Xavier Centre of Historical -- Research. deliom@dataone.in

I had no idea of the experiences or extant of the (Goan) community in Burma.... A brilliant portrayal of the experiences
of the Goan[LaTeX Command: index] diaspora in Burma during the Second World War, for which we clearly have to acknowledge all contributions and fine editing by Yvonne Vaz. -- Cliff Pereira FRGS, Historical Geographer, London.
cliffjpereira@hotmail.com

`Songs of the Survivors' brings to the world the difficult experience of the Goan diaspora in Burma during WW II, but also illustrates a little-remembered chapter in human history.... a valuable addition to Goan Studies as well as to the history of that period in Asia . -- Dr Robert S Newman, anthropologist and author of Of Umbrellas Godesses and Dreams kachhua2@hotmail.com

Songs of the Survivors sheds much-needed light on a little known facet of Goan diasporan history, and will take a treasured place in my library. Victor Rangel-Ribeiro, author of `Tivolem', Milkweed National Fiction Prize, and one of the twenty notable first novels'' of 1997-98 by Booklist, journal of the American Library Association.vrangelrib@yahoo.com

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Songs of the Survivors

First edition, 2007

This edition published in by Goa 1556, Sole distributor: Broadway Book Centre in Panjim.


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"Stories of World War II continue to absorb the interest of readers, and there are a great number of books on the subject."

Edition Description

Collection of memoirs of Goan diaspora in Burma during World War II. Tells of stories of courage and determnation, as the Japanese invaded Burma (now Myanmar) around 1942. Also tells a wider story of migration out of Goa, a former Portuguese colony known for its migration to diverse quarters of the globe.

Heartwarming and inspirational. These memoirs illuminate the pioneering spirit, humanity, courage and faith that have sustained Goa through the ages. -- Dr. Maria Aurora Couto, author of Goa: A Daughter's Story (Viking/Penguin 2004) couto.aurora@gmail.com

A piece of oral history that documents poignantly the travails and suffering imposed on the ordinary people by wars. It reminds
one of Brecht's Saga of Mother Courage and Her Children. -- Pramod Kale, Ph.D., (Univ of Wisconsin) Sanskrit, Marathi and
Hindi scholar specialising in Indian drama. pram203@yahoo.com

Vivid recollections of an exodus, hardships and determination. -- Dr Délio de Mendonça, director, Xavier Centre of Historical -- Research. deliom@dataone.in

I had no idea of the experiences or extant of the (Goan) community in Burma.... A brilliant portrayal of the experiences
of the Goan[LaTeX Command: index] diaspora in Burma during the Second World War, for which we clearly have to acknowledge all contributions and fine editing by Yvonne Vaz. -- Cliff Pereira FRGS, Historical Geographer, London.
cliffjpereira@hotmail.com

`Songs of the Survivors' brings to the world the difficult experience of the Goan diaspora in Burma during WW II, but also illustrates a little-remembered chapter in human history.... a valuable addition to Goan Studies as well as to the history of that period in Asia . -- Dr Robert S Newman, anthropologist and author of Of Umbrellas Godesses and Dreams kachhua2@hotmail.com

Songs of the Survivors sheds much-needed light on a little known facet of Goan diasporan history, and will take a treasured place in my library. Victor Rangel-Ribeiro, author of `Tivolem', Milkweed National Fiction Prize, and one of the twenty notable first novels'' of 1997-98 by Booklist, journal of the American Library Association.vrangelrib@yahoo.com

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
INTRODUCTION
FURTHER READING / MAPS
Chapter 1 NO CHRISTMAS TOYS
Chapter 2 TRAGEDY ... AND THE TREK
Chapter 3 BUTTERFLIES ... BUT NO FLOWERS
Chapter 4 BONDED BY THE GREAT BURMA TREK
Chapter 5 A STREET NAMED D'SOUZA
Chapter 6 ALL WAS CALM, UNTIL...
Chapter 7 THE HATBOX THAT MADE IT
Chapter 8 IT WAS 10.10 AM
Chapter 9 AND YET, THE MUSIC DIDN'T DIE
Chapter 10 LIVING WITH THE JAPANESE
Chapter 11 NO WAY OUT!
Chapter 12 WARTIME SHEPHERDS
Chapter 13 A BLACK CHRISTMAS, 1941
Chapter 14 A MEMORY; A LAMENT
Chapter 15 OUR BURMA HERITAGE, MY RECOLLECTIONS
Chapter 16 NO CLUB DANCE THIS CHRISTMAS
Chapter 17 A LASTING LEGACY
Chapter 18 WE SURVIVED AND RETURNED
Chapter 19 IN GOOD TIMES AND IN BAD
Chapter 20 HIGH DRAMA AT `BURMA CAFE'
Chapter 21 CORPSES AT THE MUSIC SHOP
Chapter 22 FROM PROSPERITY... TO NOTHING
Chapter 23 THE STORY BEYOND THE HEADLINES
Chapter 24 ANECDOTES ... IN A LIGHTER VEIN
Chapter 25 POST-SCRIPT: ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER SONG

Edition Notes

Includes index.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
289 p. :
Number of pages
289
Dimensions
8.5 x 5.5 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16889186M
ISBN 13
9788190568241
LC Control Number
2008307994
OCLC/WorldCat
230730557
Goodreads
2831512

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