Goa’s Michelangelo – A tribute to Dr José Pereira

On the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of the scholar, writer,
artist, musicologist and linguist Dr José Pereira (1931-2015),  Goa1556 has published a bouquet of words and memories to remember the accomplished Goan personality and true Renaissance Man.

José Pereira was Professor Emeritus of Theology of Fordham University, New York; he taught in various academic institutions in Lisbon, London, and Varanasi.

He published 20 books and over 140 articles on theology, history of art, on Goan and Konkani culture, language, literature and music.

José Pereira paintings were a part of the Display of Eastern Art at the Vatican and his most recent works included the fresco murals at Borda and Fatorda.

“I see myself as a product of two traditions: one is the Latin-Christian tradition and the other is the Indian Hindu tradition. So, in order to bring to expression these traditions, I had to do extensive research.” noted, Dr Pereira.


  • Goa’s Michelangelo
  • Cousin, mentor and co-author
  • Scholar, Writer, Artist, Musicologist, Linguist
  • In Defence of José and the Hindu Faith
  • Earth and Heaven in Conversation
  • Scenes in the Sacristy
  • In Goa, East and West met
  • José Pereira (1931-2015) – A short Bio
  • Synopsis of Goan History
  • Martins: Major Musical Achievements
  • The Forces Destroying Goa. Interview
  • The Works of José Pereira – Bibliography


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Fredrick Noronha - Editor

Frederick Noronha is a journalist based in Saligão in the Bardez taluka of Goa. He is active in cyberspace and involved with e-ventures involving Goa, developmental concerns, and free software.

Noronha founded the alternate publishing house Goa 1556. The enterprise has published over 100 books in print and e-book form. All authors he promotes are Goan and the topics published range from Goan history to Goan cuisine.

He is the co-founder of BytesForAll, and initiative that exemplifies how new information technologies and the internet can help resolve emerging social development issues.

Fred Noronha is an avid supporter publishing via copyleft-based models and sharing digital information and resources. He has shared over 5,000 original photographs, mainly related to Goa, available on his Flickr page and 100’s of recordings published on www.archive.org licensed under Creative Commons License, a type of license that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted original work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give other people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created.

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Learn more about life and work of Dr José Pereira, the great Goan polymath, in this wonderful documentary by Isabel Vas and Cecil Pinto. Research by Luis R. S. Vas

Earth and Heaven in Conversation: Dr. Jose Pereira, Scholar Artist at Work

Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd8aA_gQpSc

Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF4jRg9tGLk