BARRETO, Júlio Francisco António Adeodato. Margão 3.12.1905 — Coimbra 6.8.1937. Portuguese (Luso-Goan) author and journalist. Son of Vicente Mariano B., educated in Nova Goa (Panjim). At the age of 17 came to Portugal, where he remained after studies of law, history and philosophy at Coimbra (graduated in both, 1928 and 1929 resp.). Teacher in Figueira da Foz and Coimbra, later a law clerk in Montemor-o-Novo and notary in Aljustrel. Corresponded with R. Tagore and S. Lévi. Among his papers were a translation of R. Rolland’s book on Gandhi and a study of Tagore’s pedagogical ideas. An enthusiast of Esperanto. Died of tuberculosis.
Publications: Civilização Hindu. Lisbon 1935.
– Own poetry with strong taste of Indian philosophy.
Sources: Wikipedia (with photo), some more in Portuguese version.
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