Most of us have grown up with the story of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island (1883), with its swashbuckling tale of “buccaneers and buried gold”. So many clichés about pirates begin here, with Long John Silver emerging as the stereotypical pirate in our imagination.

But I only recently learnt of its Goa connection.

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