Porvorim-Goa : Xavier Centre is organizing a History Hour “REMEMBERING LUCIO ON HIS BIRTH CENTENARY” at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, the 15th of April, at its premises at Alto Porvorim. Several eminent Scholars & Academicians will be speaking on the life and work of Prof. Lucio Rodrigues.
Professor Lucio Rodrigues was an authority on Goan Folklore. His writings were posthumously published under the title “Of Soil and Soul and Konkani Folktales”. He was a Professor of English at various well known colleges. He was also the Head of the Department of English at Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Miramar until his death in 1973. All are cordially invited to celebrate his life and work.
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Lucio Rodrigues- a Brief Profile :
Lucio Rodrigues was one of the few outstanding Konknni essayists. An authority on Goan folklore he contributed frequently to various periodicals like The Goan Tribune, The Navhind Times, The Illustrated Weekly, The Times of India and Goa Today. He also featured on All India Radio and Radio Goa. He won international acclaim as a student of folklore and was a visiting professor of Folklore at Indiana University, USA in 1969. His essays in English and the English Translation of his Konknni work were posthumously published under the title “Of Soil and Soul and Konkani Folktales”. Interested in the art and craft of writing, he started ‘The Skyline’ as a medium for young writers to express their creative energies and literary abilities.
He was a Professor of English at prestigious colleges like Ruia’s, Siddharth, Sophia, Elphinstone, etc. He was head of the Department of English Literature at the Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Panaji until his death on August 9, 1973. He was also a Professor of American Literature at the Centre of Postgraduate Studies and Research (CPIR) at Panaji.
XCHR is organizing a gathering of the aficionados of this great man to honour him and acknowledge his invaluable contribution to the history and culture of Goa where eminent scholars will speak on his life and work.