Goans are presently experiencing the last generation of Poskim— young children taken in by wealthy families and retained most often as servants. In a narrative that spans Portuguese Goa to
post the liberation of India’s golden state, Poskem: Goans in the Shadows takes the reader to locales from Bombay to Lyon, Pune to Paris, and into the world of the Poskim people and Goan recipes. Through happiness and hope, despair and delusion, Rodricks writes of an unspoken, unheard of and shamefully silenced world of the last generation of a people that would soon be forgotten but for this book preserving their story for posterity.
About Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks has put the tiny Indian state of Goa firmly on the
fashion map. Establishing his own label in 1990, he moved to his
ancestral village in Goa in 1993, creating memorable collections
each season, inspired by many emotions: Tibetan monasteries,
tribal symbols of Shiva and Vishnu, the Harem at Istanbul, tattoos
of the Lambadi tribe, among others. Wendell Rodricks has
authored two books, Moda Goa: History and Style, on the history
of Goan costumes, and his memoirs, The Green Room.