Born of Goan origin in Poona, Dr. (Mrs.) Teresa Albuquerque, as a student of St. Xavier’s College, graduated through the University of Bombay with Honours in English and French, and then in Education. She was awarded a Master’s Degree in History and Politics as well as a Doctorate in History.
A Fellow of the Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture, St. Xavier’s College, Bombay, Dr. Albuquerque was an active member of the Bombay Museum Society, the Asiatic Society of Bombay, the Church History Association of India, the Heras Society and the Bombay Local History Society. Besides being a recipient of the Senior Mahindra Research
Fellowship, Dr. Albuquerque was also awarded the prestigious Senior Academic Fellowship of the Indian Council of
Historical Research, New Delhi.
In her micro-historical studies she has delved into the colonial past of Bombay and Goa, with special emphasis on the
Portuguese impress, as is evident from this book. She has traveled widely and lectured on the subject both at home and abroad. Besides contributing articles to historical journals, international seminars, art magazines and newspapers, she has authored nearly a dozen books.
The Portuguese Impress : Glimpses of the Portuguese possessions of Goa, Bombay and Bassein
What has engendered that subtle streak linking Goa to Bombay and Baçaim? Could that partial slant westward hark back to a somewhat shared past? Did it bring about that unique blend of East and West into the lifestyle of a miniscule section of Goa, Bombay and Baçaim?
Just a peep into these pages and you will see that trend again, and again... in simple folk with an equal zest for work and play, so diversely creative, yet revelling in song, dance and food, well aware of concern for a better tomorrow.