Dancing with Rita

Jessica Faleiro


Post-colonial literature from India needs to move away from the tendency to focus on just a British Indian framework and broaden its perspective to include wider frameworks including the Luso-Indian framework. This original ‘ghost story’ is just one example of Goan Gothic literature that has emerged from the influence of four hundred and fifty-one years of the Portuguese colonial experience in Goa, South India. The author is a Goan migrant and Adult Third Culture Kid, currently living in Goa. This story has been adapted and embellished, based on one that was told to the author by her aunt in Goa over a decade ago. 

Keywords: Luso-Indian, Goan-Portuguese culture, Gothic, cultural identity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25120/etropic.18.2.2019.3703


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