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Heta Pandit currently lives in the village of Saligao, Goa. She has had a wide range of career stints in advertising, journalism and working with Dr. Jane Goodall in the field of chimpanzee research in Tanzania. 


After pioneering multiple heritage awareness and action movements in Bombay, she has been living in Goa 26 years now, where she co-founded Goa Heritage Action Group in the year 2000 with architects Raya Shankhwalker and Poonam Verma Mascarenhas. GHAG is dedicated to the advocacy of preservation, conservation and restoration of Goa’s natural, built and cultural heritage. 


Widely regarded as a treasure trove of information, she has written ten books, with two more in the pipeline, all aiming at bringing to light the art,culture and history of Goa, with many of them being featured at prestigious Literature festivals across India. 

Picture Credit : Santosh Thirumavalavan

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