Ben Antao was born in Goa, India, and has been a journalist, teacher, writer and a certified financial planner now living in Toronto, Canada.

He graduated from the University of Bombay (M.A. in English) and worked as a reporter for The Navhind Times, Panjim, Goa (1963-64) and later joined The Indian Express (1965-66) in Bombay as a reporter. In 1966, he was awarded a journalism fellowship by the World Press Institute based at the Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., for a year’s study and travel in the United States.

He has published five novels, two memoirs, two travelogues as well as several short stories.

Money and Politics

Money and Politics

Rs. 325/-

Ben Antao's sixth novel Money and Politics looks at the turbulent times following the Liberation of Goa. It focusses on two principal protagonists, Dayanand Bandodkar and Jack de Sequeira and their newly formed political parties--- Maharashtrawadi Gomantak and United Goans respectively, spanning the time frame from December 1961 to January 1967. The author draws upon his intimate knowledge of the period, as a working journalist, and how money and politics shaped the emergent democracy. It's a work of fiction that conveys a sense of life and truth through the machinations of the two main characters.

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Love Triangle – a novel in terza rima and 160 sonnets

Love Triangle – a novel in terza rima and 160 sonnets

Rs. 465/-
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Genre: Poetry

A weekend passion of lust between a lesbian and a heterosexual married man leads to untold grief in this modern story of love triangle narrated in verse by Ben Antao, the prolific author of novels, short stories, travelogues and memoirs.

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Images of Goa

Images of Goa

Getting into a flashback mode seems even sweeter to him as it frees his spirit to touch on subjects that obviously mean a lot to him. Just short of total obsession, he seems to revel in such true memories, told in a style of his own, and in an interestingly charming way. ---Cyril D'Cunha Veteran Goan Journalist

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A Madhouse in Goa and nine other stories (Bilingual)

A Madhouse in Goa and nine other stories (Bilingual)

Ben Antao’s new work of fiction, A Madhouse in Goa and Nine Other Stories and Xirap Ani Her Nnov Kotha, is a collection of ten bilingual short stories in English and Konkani in Roman script.The stories about Goans in interesting predicaments are mostly set in Goa. The Konkani stories come with an extensive glossary to enhance your reading pleasure.

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Xirap ani her nnov kotha

Xirap ani her nnov kotha

Ben Antao-chem don bhasamnim (English-Konknni) boroil'lem,dha kothanchem pustok Dezembr 1, 2012, disa uzvadda ailea uprant, lovkik Konknni borovpi ani Sahitya Akedemi puroskar jikhpi Damodar Mauzo-n oxem mhonnllem: "Ben Antao zorui Inglixin boroita torui tacheo kotha Konknnich astat. Hanv sodanch mandit ailam ki tantunt Goy asa, Goykar asa tani Konknni kotha Inglix bhaxent sangil'lea bhaxen distat. Taka Konknnicho mog asa ani taka Konknni bori ieta. Ben-an hem probhavik pustok porgottlam, ani kam' borem zalam, mhaka zalear oxem dista."

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The Concubine and Selected Stories

The Concubine and Selected Stories

Rs. 465/-

A rare peek into the lives of the people of Goa as they transition from a Portuguese colony to becoming a part of India.

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Rogot ani Dusman (Devanagiri)

Rogot ani Dusman (Devanagiri)

Rs. 350/-
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Genres: Fiction and Literature, Goa
Tag: Goa

Gõyant Purtuguez vosnnukvadi rajyachea kallant, ek tornatto Jovino Colaço pulis soldad zata. Taka soreacho, jugar khellpacho and Kamala, ek sobit kolvontacho mog asa. Tacho koddok mistis vhoddil Gaspar Dias taka Gõychea suttke zhuzariank sampddaunk xikoita. Ek rati, 1955 vorsant Maiachea mhoineant, Jovina borabor espikamni khellpi ixtt aplea mauxebhavak Santan Barreto haka haddtta, zo Purtugez serkaracher virudh asa. Jovino Santanak opman korta, punn to jugarant harta ani Santan tachi loz kaddtta.

Jovino Santanachea fattlean lagta ani xevttak taka sampddaita. Punn 1961 Dezembrant Bharotiy fouz Gõyant bhitor sorta ani Purtugez raj sompta. Santan bondkhonnintlean sutt’tta ani aplo sudd gheunk Jovinak sodunk lagta. Kuddichi, duddvanchi ani sot’techi axa Jovinak tengxier ubharta, punn svotontr zal’lea Gõyant to soklak apttota ani tachem nisontton zata.

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Rogot ani Dusman (Romi)

Rogot ani Dusman (Romi)

Rs. 350/-
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Genres: Fiction and Literature, Goa
Tag: Goa

Gõyant Purtuguez vosnnukvadi rajyachea kallant, ek tornatto Jovino Colaço pulis soldad zata. Taka soreacho, jugar khellpacho and Kamala, ek sobit kolvontacho mog asa. Tacho koddok mistis vhoddil Gaspar Dias taka Gõychea suttke zhuzariank sampddaunk xikoita. Ek rati, 1955 vorsant Maiachea mhoineant, Jovina borabor espikamni khellpi ixtt aplea mauxebhavak Santan Barreto haka haddtta, zo Purtugez serkaracher virudh asa. Jovino Santanak opman korta, punn to jugarant harta ani Santan tachi loz kaddtta.

Jovino Santanachea fattlean lagta ani xevttak taka sampddaita. Punn 1961 Dezembrant Bharotiy fouz Gõyant bhitor sorta ani Purtugez raj sompta. Santan bondkhonnintlean sutt’tta ani aplo sudd gheunk Jovinak sodunk lagta. Kuddichi, duddvanchi ani sot’techi axa Jovinak tengxier ubharta, punn svotontr zal’lea Gõyant to soklak apttota ani tachem nisontton zata.

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