Monday, 6 July 2009

Brahmabandhav Upadhyay (1861-1907)

  • "The Sanskrit Hymns of Brahmabandhav Upadhyay." Religion and Society 19/4 (1972) 60-79. [Containing the original versions of Brahmabandhav's Hymn to the Blessed Trinity, from Sophia (1898), and Hymn to the Word Incarnate, from The Twentieth Century (1901), with a commentary by Gispert-Sauch. Amaladass and Young, The Indian Christiad 373.]
  • Hymn to the Blessed Trinity. [Vande saccidanandam. Tr. G. Gispert-Sauch, Religion and Society 19 (1972) 60-79.] The Indian Christiad: A Concise Anthology of Didactic and Devotional Literature in Early Church Sanskrit. Ed. A. Amaladass and R. Young. Anand: Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, 1995. 362-363.
  • Hymn to the Word Incarnate. [Tr. G. Gispert-Sauch, Religion and Society 19 (1972) 60-79.] The Indian Christiad: A Concise Anthology of Didactic and Devotional Literature in Early Church Sanskrit. Ed. A. Amaladass and R. Young. Anand: Gujarat Sahitya Prakash, 1995. 364-365.
  • The Writings of Brahmabandhab Upadhyay: Including a resume of his life and thought. Ed. Julius J. Lipner and George Gispert-Sauch. Library of Indian Christian Theology. Bangalore: UTC, 1991.

  • Secondary
  • Lipner, Julius. "A Case-Study in 'Hindu Catholicism': Brahmabandhav Upadhyay (1861-1907)." Zeitschrift fur Missionswissenschaft und Religionswissenschaft 72 (1988) 33-54. [Amaladass and Young 374.]
  • Pulikkan, Jiby. "Brahmabandhab Upadhyay: An Indian Christian for All Times and Seasons." Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 71/10 (2007) 777-786. 
  • "Editorial: Swami Brahmabandhab Upadhyay." Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 71/10 (2007) 721-724.
  • Gispert-Sauch, G. "Note: Four Little Poems by Brahmabandhab Upadhyay." Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 71/9 (2007) 689-695.
  • Gispert-Sauch, G. "Note: Brahmabandhab Upadhyay on Notovitch." Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 71 (2007) 624-625.
  • Lipner, Julius J. "Brahmabandhab Upadhyay (1861-1907) and his Significance for our Times." Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 71/3 (2007) 165-184.
  • Fernando, Leonard. "Brahmabandhab Upadhyay and Sind Catholic Community." Studies on the History of the Church in India: Festschrift fro Dr Joseph Thekkedathu, SDB. Ed. Joy Kaipan. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2011. 184-202.
  • Raj, Felix. "Brahmabandhab Upadhyay (1861-1907): A Prophet for All Seasons." Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 82 (2018) 888-892.
  • Lipner, Julius. Brahmabandhab Upadhyay: The Life and Thought of a Revolutionary. Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Nayak, Biren Kumar. "The Christology of Brahmabandhab Upadhyay in an Advaitic Framework." Asia Journal of Theology 22/1 (April 2008) 107-125.
  • Tennent, Timothy C. Building Christianity on Indian Foundations: A Legacy of Brahmabandhav Upadhyay. Delhi: ISPCK, 2000.
  • Animananda, B. The Blade: The Life and Work of Brahmabandhab Upadhyaya. Calcutta: Roy and Sons, c. 1947. 
  • De Smet, Richard. "Upadhyay's Interpretation of Sankara." Understanding Sankara: Essays by Richard De Smet. Ed. Ivo Coelho. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2013. 454-462.
  • Aleaz, K.P. (1979), "The Theological Writings of Brahmabandhav Upadhyaya Re-Examined" (PDF), Indian Journal of Theology, April–June
  • Animananda (1946), Swami Upadhyay Brahmabandhab: A Story of His Life, Part-I, The Author
  • Bhattacharya, Ramkrishna (April 2008), "Brahmabandhav Upadhyay: The Unvanquished Publicist", 175th Year Commemoration Volume, Scottish Church College
  • Chandrakunnel, Mathew (2005), "The Search for Truth: Trials and tribulations of Brahmabandhab Upadhyay" (PDF), International Journal of Culture, Philosophy & Theology, 2:12
  • Collins, Paul M (2007), Christian Inculturation in India, Ashgate Publishing, ISBN 978-075-466-076-7
  • Desai, Phalguni P (2010), "Tagore's Educational Experiments and Right to Education Bill: a Comparison", Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 2:4ISSN 0975-2935
  • Firth-Smith, William Alan (2011), "Brahmabandhab Upadhyay: An Enigmatic Catholic Freedom Fighter 1861-1907" (PDF), Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Theology.
  • Patel, Hitendra (2008), Khudiram Bose: Revolutionary Extraordinaire, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, ISBN 978-812-301-539-2
  • Rao, Madhusudhan (2001), "Lessons from India - Brahmabandhab Upadhyay and the failure of Hindu Christianity" (PDF), International Journal of Frontier Missions, 4:18
  • Sebastian, V (2008), "Constructions of National Space: Tracing the Development of Upadhyay's Nationalist Thought", Jnanadeepa - Pune Journal of Religious Studies, 1:11
  • Sen, Simonti (2005), Travels to Europe - Self and other in Bengali Travel Narratives 1870 - 1910, New Delhi: Orient Longman, p. 18, ISBN 81-250-2738-6
  • Zacharias, H. C. E. (1933), Renascent India from Rammohan Roy to Mohandas Gandhi, London: George Allen Unwin Ltd.
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  • Debsarma, Bolai. Brahmabandhab Upadhyay. Calcutta: Prabartak Publishers, 1961.
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  • Lavaranne, C. “Swami Brahmabandhab Upadhyay (1861–1907): Theologie chretienne et pensee du Vedanta.” Ph.D. diss. Universite de Provence, 1992.
  • Mukhopadhyay, Uma. India's Fight for Freedom or the Swadeshi Movement (1905–06). Calcutta, 1958.
  • Painadath, Sebastian and Jacob Parappally, eds. A Hindu-Catholic: Brahmabandhab Upadhyay's Significance for Indian Christian Theology. Bangalore: Asia Trading Corporation, 2008.
  • Palolil Varghese Joseph, “Towards an Indian Trinitarian Theology of Missio Dei: A Study of the Trinitarian Theologies of St. Augustine and Brahmabandhab Upadhyay.” ThD diss. Boston University, 2013.
  • Spendlove, Gregory Blake. A Critical Study of the Life and Thought of Brahmabandhab Upadhyay. Deerfield: Trinity International University, 2005.


  1. Ivo you could try contacting Kenny for some biblio on Brahmobandab - he did a paper on this with material from Carl Fonseca sj and had some interesting material...

  2. A historian, sushila Sawant-Mendes (doing her PhD currently and working at a college in Goa) posted these comments in respose to a forward of your post, which I sent to Goa-Research-Net []:

    Fredrick I found Cunha Rivara's,'History of the Konkani Language' in the Public Library at Evora,Portugal.A.K Priolkar's.'The Printing Press in India' is in the library of the Goa Historical Archives.
    Sushila Mendes


    Regards, Frederick Noronha fn at goa-india dot org