Echoes of Goa: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

September 19, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments (4)



The first Portuguese settlements in Bahia, Brazil, were founded at about the same time as those in Goa. Salvador was Brazil’s first capital and these pictures were all taken in the Pelourinho section of the city.

Convent and Church of St. Francis, 1723.





























































‘Sons of Gandhi’ – one of the biggest Carnival associations in Brazil.




















‘Terreiro de Jesus’





































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  1. Comment by Dibyajyoti Ghosh — September 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm   Reply

    Why are the ‘Sons of Gandhi’ called so? I tried looking it up on the net but could not find much details. It will be nice to know the origins of the name.


    • Comment by Amitav Ghosh — September 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm   Reply

      If you google ‘Filhos de Gandhy’ you will find many entries, including images and songs. My guide book (Lonely Planet Brazil) says: ‘Each year the city (salvador) designates a theme for Carnaval and decorates the city accordingly…. The brotherhood Filhos de Gandhi (Sons of Gandhi) fills the avenue with its afoxe group, dressed alike in white terrycloth turbans, white sari-esque robes and their characteristic blue-and-white beads. Their favourite trick is splashing onlookers with cologne.’

  2. Comment by Mariana BahiaMay 10, 2014 at 3:33 am   Reply

    Can I share your pics? (with backlink of course 🙂

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