Re: [INDOLOGY] Basílica do Bom Jesus in Konkani and Hindi

Artur Karp karp at
Mon Feb 6 18:20:42 UTC 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Is it possible that no one on the List has access to Konkani descriptions
of the Goan Basilica do Bom Jesus?

With sad regards,

Artur Karp

2017-01-31 10:15 GMT+01:00 Artur Karp <karp at>:

> Dear List,
> I am involved in the preparation of the supplement to the *Official List
> of Polish Geographical Names of the World *- already published in 2005,
> by the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography (Główny Urząd Geodezji i
> Kartografii), Warsaw, Poland -  and accessible at:
> Karp_ed._Nazewnictwo_geograficzne_%C5%9Awiata_Zeszyt_4_G%C5%
> 82%C3%B3wny_Urz%C4%85d_Geodezji_i_Kartografii_Warszawa_2005
> The supplement  - planned to be published as the *Official List of Polish
> Names of Historical Monuments and Buildings of the World *- is  to
> include formal names of selected important South Asian historical
> buildings/monuments; a provisional, not yet completed list, is accessible
> at:
> %82udniowa_Names_of_buildings_and_other_architectural_monume
> nts_in_South_Asia_
> Usually, I do not have problems in locating the formal, official names of
> geographical objects in India.
> The *Basílica do Bom Jesus*, however,  eludes me. What I come across is *Borea
> Jezuchi Bajilika, *as at:
> Since the presumably Konkani name is already a transliteration, it cannot
>  serve as the basis for precise transliteration and the Polish
> transcription.
> What I need are VERY FORMAL names of the Basilica - both in *Hindi* and
> *Konkani *- such as those formally used and published in the Indian
> Catholic Church sources.
> If you would give me the names as they are written in Devanagari, I could
> easily transliterate them - using myself the ISO 15919 rules of
> Romanization.
> Thank you in advance for your kind help,
> Artur Karp (ret.)
> South Asian Studies Dept.
> University of Warsaw
> Poland

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