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Dona Paula

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  3 ratings  ·  2 reviews
"Dona Paula" by Joseph Canisius Dias is more than just a historical romance novel set in Goa's Portuguese colonial days--it is a fine example of quality writing about a young lady and an army officer. Paula, The lady-in-waiting to Lino's wife discovers the Captain's wife in an adulterous act with another man; Threatened, Herodiana is determined to get rid of her at any cos ...more
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Published November 29th 2010 by Authorhouse
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Aliya
Oct 24, 2013 Aliya rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Goans, people interested in History, people who like to know how places got their names
It was a very interesting story and gave character to the lady all Goans have heard of, but not many think of - Paula. Having a town named after her - she definitely must have done something right, but we don't even give it a thought.

The book also brings to light the Inquisition - a part of our History we fail to remember. Consciously fail to remember. While everyone remembers the Portuguese with nostalgia, the brutal Inquisition is part of the legacy they left behind.

A nice read for Goans to
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Jessica
Hmmmm, it didn't grab me.
Leander Dias
Leander Dias marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2013
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