For the first time in its century-old history, Catholic Association of South Kanara (CASK) has published a multi-lingual book which was released by Fr Denzil Lobo, Rector of St. Aloysius College Institutions, at its Annual Reunion on November 21, 2015. The book, titled Sadanchi Sheet-Kadi (Daily Rice-Curry) by the late Fr Sylvester Monteiro, SJ comprises seven selected books from about 30 written by him during the last two decades of the last century. They contain the distilled earthy wisdom of the author who held high positions in the Jesuit hierarchy like Rector and Principal of St. Aloysius College and Provincial of the Karnataka Jesuit Province.
Four of the reprinted books are in Konkani – Sheta-Bata, Taal-Mool. Nakla-Bikla and Thanchi Festa, the last one about the festivals of non-Christians designed to promote inter-religious/community understanding and harmony. Of the two books in Kannada, Namma Aparichita Vairigalu (Our Unknown Enemies) is about negative factors like arrogance, anger, dishonesty that destroy spiritual and emotional growth and hamper inter-personal relationships and Sadachara which is about good conduct. The Polite Way is the English book included in the reprinted volume which is about principles and practice of good conduct and etiquette.
The 232-page book, priced modestly at Rs. 150, can be had from the CASK office (Pio Mall, Jail Road, Bejai, Mangaluru 575 003) at a discount of 20% (Rs. 120 net) or by post at the listed price (packing and forwarding free).