Sunday, 11 March 2012

Jacome Gonsalves and the Khristapurana

Confirmation that Jacome Gonsalves' Deva Veda Puranaya was inspired by Thomas Stephens' Khristapurana comes from J. Clement Vaz, Profiles of Eminent Goans, Past and Present (New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 1997) 115. Given that Gonsalves' lifespan was 1676-1742, we have to assume that he was familiar with either all 3 print editions or at least with the 3rd print edition of 1654.