Friday, 6 January 2012

Verse narratives, Church in India, 16-17th centuries

  • Ramban Song. [The Thomas Parvam.] This exists in many ancient traditions, and is believed to originate from a disciple of St Thomas. Recounts the coming of Thomas to India, his travels, the founding of many churches, and ends with his martyrdom at Mylapore in 72 CE. Many versions. Printed in Orientalia Christiana 32 (1933). [1:41.] [Same as Rabban Pattu? see Asian Christian Theologies 1:6]
  • Pingali Ellana Rayadu (c. 1603). Tobhya Carita. [Telugu.] Narrative of the Thomas tradition written by a Brahman poet. [1:42.]

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