Alexandre Moniz Barbosa

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Alexandre Moniz Barbosa

Alexandre Moniz Barbosa is a Goan journalist and writer, and winner of the 2013 biennial Goan Short Story competition.[1]

Barbosa has written, inter alia, for the Times of India.[2] After a spell as Assistant Editor at Goa Today, he became Assistant Resident Editor for the Times of India, Goa Edition.

Literary writing[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Barbosa wrote the novel Touched By The Toe (2004), set in sixteenth-century Goa, and taking its name an incident in which a Portuguese noblewoman bit off a toe from the relics of St Francis Xavier.[3][4]

He translated from Portuguese to English essays by José Inácio Candido de Loyola, as Passionate and Unrestrained (2008).[5]

In 2011 he published the book Goa Rewound, a socio-political commentary on Goa.[6]

He has also written scholarly articles[7] and short stories.[8]

References[edit | hide | edit source]

  1. Patricia Ann Alvares, 'Fundação Oriente: Unifying languages in short stories', oHeraldo 6 June 2015,; TNN, 'Goa Stories in Brief', The Times of India, 2 May 2014,
  3. Frederick Noronha and Pamela D'Mello, 'Goa in Creative Writing', in Mirror to Goa: Identity and the Written Word in a Small Society (Goa: Broadway/Goa,1556, 2010), accessed from!topic/goa-book-club/yXbbkTI9tOI.
  4. "Stories from Goa". Times of India. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  5. Dale Luis Menezes, 'A Thinker Translated', Gomantak Times, 21 July 2010,
  6. For excerpts, see Alexandre Moniz Barbosa, 'Almost split down the middle, but Goa finally won it', OHeraldo, 16 January 2015,
  7. E.g. 'St Francis Xavier: An Everlasting Icon', in Jesuits in India History and Culture, ed. by Delio de Mendonca (Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, 2008); 'Álvaro da Costa: Journalism, Family Involvement', in Episodio oriental: readings in Indo-Portuguese literature, ed. by Maria Inês Figueira, Oscar de Noronha (Fundação Oriente, 2007), pp. 58ff.
  8. E.g. ‘Mangoes for Gabru’, Muse India, 64 (November-December 2015),