[Goanet] Online Resources on Konkani Literature
Frederick FN Noronha * फ्रेड्रिक नोरोन्या * فريدريك نورونيا
2014-10-22 19:09:02 UTC
Online Resources on Konkani Literature

Dr. John Peterson from the Institute for Scandinavian
Studies, Frisian and General Linguistics, delineates the
linguistic history, phonology and variations of Konkani in
this detailed paper.

A general survey of the Konkani language can be found here
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konkani_language] ;
while you can get a glimpse of Konkani proverbs and figures
of speech here [http://www.colaco.net/1/AdmProverbs.htm]

A brief description of the Dalgado Konknni Akademi
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalgado_Konknni_Akademi], which works for
the development of Konkani in the Roman script.

The Konkani Bhasha Mandal [http://www.konkanibhashamandal.com] was
formed in 1939 as a result of the first session of the All India
Konkani Parishad in Karwar.

In 1986, the Government of Goa set up the Goa Konkani Akademi
[http://goakonkaniakademi.org/] to promote the language and create a
common platform for its diverse forms.

A preview [http://bit.ly/1DAbVY8] of Manoharaya Saradesaya's,
A History of Konkani Literature: From 1500 to 1992, first
published by the Sahitya Akademi in 2000.

Dr. Krishnanand Kamat, who ran the popular website Kamat's Potpourri,
wrote on the origin [http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/konkani/konkani.htm]
of the language.

A catalogue of Konkani books can be found at the Goa University library
[http://bit.ly/1CVgxGb] The Krishnadas Shama Library
[http://centrallibrary.goa.gov.in/], Panjim (formerly the Central
Library) also houses many Konkani books.

Mandd Sobhann [http://www.manddsobhann.org/] is a vibrant
organization, based in Mangalore, Karnataka that is working
towards the development of Konkani culture?heritage, music,
literature, theatre etc.

Tiatr, the unique form of dramatic art native to Goa, played
a crucial role in keeping alive the Konkani language during
the Portuguese rule. Today, it continues to enjoy immense
popularity in the state, as is evidenced by the activities of
the Tiatr Academy of Goa [http://www.tiatracademygoa.com/index2.html]

A summation of the issues
discussed at a seminar on the ?Scripts and Languages of Modern India
with Special Reference to Konkani', organized at Mangalore in March, 2012.

Muse India's [http://museindia.com/focuscontent.asp?issid=50&id=4271]
September-October 2014 issue focused on Goan literature.

An article on the designer Wendell Rodricks' unusual and personal
that traces the variations of Konkani along the Western coast.

An interesting aspect of the revival of the language has been
the role played by the city of Mumbai
[Thanks to Sajan Veniyoor for sharing the link.--FN]
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