The story of Francisco Luis Gomes
Born on May 31, 1829 in Navelim, to Dr Francisco Salvador Gomes and Deodata Francisca Furtado, Francisco’s delivery coincided with the time when liberalism was once developing a great upheaval in Goa. It affected his thinking in a massive way.
At the age of eight he was expected to write in Portuguese and before he reached adulthood he became a doctor. He was once a precocious child. He was once an expert in English, French, Portuguese and Italian among different languages.
Francisco Luis Gomes was first elected from Goa as a member of the Portuguese Parliament from 1861 to 1869. His first speech was once favored with the help of many due to his exceptional oratory skills.
He was once applauded by his political opponents. He has been given a closet function three times – a rare distinction, but he refused to take delivery.
Even though Gomes sat on the opposition side, he received an outdated range of personal payments in Parliament. It is thanks to his enormous contribution that the funeral tax, the marriage tax and the tax on tappers were abolished.
In Europe, Gomes came into contact with John Stuart Mill, Alphonse de Lamartine, Chevalier and Elias Regnaulty among various impressive intellectuals.
In Portugal, Tomas Ribeiro, the famous scholar and poet even called him “the star of the East”.
Gomes was once a versatile creator and intellectual. He did an excellent literary exercise during his parliamentary recess. In 1861, he displayed Liberty of Land, which together with Goan offered agriculture.
He approved of the absence of land reforms and the introduction of savings companies in the former Portuguese colony. This has already been observed with the help of a biography of the Marquis de Pombal.
Later, in 1866, he wrote his best-known novel in Portuguese titled Os Brahmanes, in which he described the caste discrimination faced specifically by Hindu human beings in the Indian subcontinent.
The eBook is set in Lucknow and the Indian Mutiny of 1857 is its backdrop. His financial work entitled The Essay on the Theory of Political Economy and its Relations with Morals and Droi earned him extraordinary notoriety as an economist in Europe.
At a time when the Sangh Parivar is using every viable trick in the United States of America to allow defections of elected officials from rival political parties, Gomes’ values ââretain exceptional significance. Gomes has continually advocated for equal votes and honest illustration of people.
Not only that, he was once in opposition to all varieties of tyranny and exploitation. He stood up and exposed the perfect of freedom for all. Gomes was also a true patriot.
This is evident when he writes a letter to his friend Alphonse Lamartine: âI was once born in India, the cradle of poetry, philosophy and history. I belong to that race which composed the Mahabharata and invented chess – two conceptions which endure in them the eternal and the infinite â. Gomes was very proud of his Indian roots.
Francisco Luis Gomes was also a member of “several famous institutions”. He was a member of the Asian Society of Bombay (now Mumbai), the Royal Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, the Society of Economists of Paris and the Society of Medical Sciences of Lisbon among different institutions.
In 1869, while returning to India on a ship, Gomes reduced his size from tuberculosis and died on September 30. He was once buried at sea. Although his ancestral residence is in ruins at Navelim, a statue of Gomes and a street named after him in Vasco are two monuments that remind him of him.