Jesuits of the Goa Province: A Historical Overview (1542 – 2000) covers a wide swathe of Jesuit history as it relates to South Asia.
Jesuits of the Goa Province: A Historical Overview (1542 – 2000) covers a wide swathe of Jesuit history as it relates to South Asia. The author weaves a Jesuit narrative of great fascination, with Goa as its centrepiece. The story of Jesuit Goa is really a global story, as it touches distant lands and mighty continents. Since Goa was the hub of the Portuguese empire in the East, it became a strategic player in the pioneering activities of the early Jesuits residing in Goa. This book will fascinate students of history, religion and cultures. It offers rich data for further exploring the colonial history of Goa and it’s connection with the Society of Jesus.
About the Author
Gregory Naik S.J. is a Jesuit priest of the Goa Jesuit Province. After completing a double Master’s in History and Counselling in the USA, he served diligently in Jesuit schools in India. He worked as the executive secretary of the Jesuit Educational Association for South Asia in New Delhi, for seven years. Thereafter, he was appointed Provincial of the Goa Jesuit Province. Fr. Naik served at the Jesuit Headquarters in Rome for several years. He is fluent in several languages. On his return to Goa in 2009, Fr. Naik established the Goa Jesuit Archives and has been working there ever since.