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Sankoll , a novel by Bonaventure D'Pietro, one of Konkani's great novelists, dwells on the theme of Goa's bygone traditions in Christian marriages. This novel is a departure from the signature style of the writer who is well-known for writing thriller novels in Konkani. Often referred to as th.....more


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Sankoll, a novel by Bonaventure D'Pietro, one of Konkani's great novelists, dwells on the theme of Goa's bygone traditions in Christian marriages. This novel is a departure from the signature style of the writer who is well-known for writing thriller novels in Konkani. Often referred to as the James Hadley Chase of Konkani literature, D'Pietro has a unique novel to offer to his fans and lovers of Konkani in the form of Sankoll.

The story of the novel, which tries to give its readers a glimpse of traditional Christian practices across Goa, unfolds through weddings in different regions of Goa: Bardez, Saxtti, Quepem, etc. The aim of the author is also to document the various practices, and hence a CD too of some traditional songs such as zoti, vers and saud is appended to the book.

The author has taken immense pains to research (with the help of many others acknowledged in the book) minute details about his subject in the writing of the book. Indeed, the reader would be immediately transported to a time when weddings were celebrated by erecting a mattov (pandal) and everybody danced through the night with the aid of petromax lamps and the ever-obliging muzg (musicians or band). D'Pietro's concern here is to narrate the step-by-step events leading to the marriage. This includes the seeking of life-partners through a raibari (match-maker) to the planning and preparation of food such as voddes and the end of the celebrations.

(Excerpts from a review of the book by Dale Luis Menezes titled Matrimonial Traditions in Snapshots which appeared on Gomantak Times, dt: July 6, 2013).

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ISBN 0000000000000
Category Fiction and Literature
Language Konkani
Edition First
Published in 2013
Publisher Dalgado Konknni Akademi
Condition Brand New
Pages 366
Width 5.83 inches
Height 8.27 inches
Tags Christian Weddings , Goa

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