Edge of Faith

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Located on the west coast of India along the Arabian Sea, Goa officially became an Indian state in 1987 after nearly 500 years of Portuguese rule. This conflict of cultures is captured by Indian photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta in The Edge of Faith. The book’s 70 striking photographs create an intimate portrait of the Catholic community in Goa rarely seen before—a portrait of people torn between their fidelity to a history of Portuguese faith and culture and their post-Independence Indian identity. In addition, ...

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Overview

Located on the west coast of India along the Arabian Sea, Goa officially became an Indian state in 1987 after nearly 500 years of Portuguese rule. This conflict of cultures is captured by Indian photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta in The Edge of Faith. The book’s 70 striking photographs create an intimate portrait of the Catholic community in Goa rarely seen before—a portrait of people torn between their fidelity to a history of Portuguese faith and culture and their post-Independence Indian identity. In addition, acclaimed travel-writer William Dalrymple provides an accompanying text that explores both the history of Goa’s Catholic past and its struggle to deal with its multi-cultural, multi-religious present. The Edge of Faith captures Catholic Goa in a haunting, but beautiful impasse—caught in a time warp between comforting nostalgia and a doubt-ridden, insecure future.

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906497316
  • Publisher: Seagull Books
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Prabuddha Dasgupta is a self-taught photographer and the author of Women and Ladakh. He received the Yves Saint Laurent grant for photography in 1991, and his work is in the collections of many institutions, including Museo Ken Damy and Galleria Carla Sozzani. William Dalrymple divides his time between London and Delhi. His other books include In Xanadu, City of Djinns, which won the 1994 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, The Age of Kali, and The Last Mughal.

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Table of Contents

Essay by William Dalrymple

 

Photographs

 

Titles of Photographs

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