The spaces and stones of Panjim hold the memory of its past. Goa’s medieval period was harsh: blockades, plagues, and invasions led to the collapse of one of the great cities of its day. But the fall of Old Goa was accompanied by the rise of Panjim, which was built by literally consuming the former capital while incorporating memories of the older city deep within its DNA. Goa’s history lives in public memory, family histories, and inner landscapes. We are what we are because of the events that shaped us. Our capital city’s imagination is full of stories that are waiting to be told.  

Illustration By Govit Morajkar
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