Thursday, 8 November 2012

Jose Kuttianimattathil, SDB (1955- )


  1. The Educational System of Don Bosco in the Non-Christian Context (Bangalore: Don Bosco Youth Animation--India, 1983).

  1. He Walked the Way (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 1984).

  1. Jesus Christ Unique and Universal (Bangalore: KJC Publications, 1990).

  1. Practice and Theology of Interreligious Dialogue: The Trajectory Undertaken by the Indian Church Since Vatican II (Roma: Pontificia Università Gregoriana, 1994).  Excerpta ex dissertatione ad Doctoratum in Facultate Theologiae Pontificiae Universitatis Gregorianae.

  1. Practice and Theology of Interreligious Dialogue: A Critical Study of the Indian Christian Attempts since Vatican II (Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 1995).

  1. On Your Way to Resurrection: Services of the Way of the Cross and Via Lucis. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 1997.  Pp. 96.

  1. The Gift of My Love. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 1997. Pp. 96.  Malayalam Translation, Kochi: Don Bosco Publications, 2012.

  1. Theological Anthropology: A Christian Vision of Human Beings. Bangalore: TPI, 2009.


  1.  Be With Us Mary Along the Way (Yercaud: Salesian College, 1981).

  1. Kuttianimattathil, Jose and Ivo Coelho, ed., In One Salutation to Thee: A Collection of Prayers and Readings from the Various Religious Traditions (Bangalore: Don Bosco Youth Animation--India, 1985). 2nd rev and enalrged ed. 2002.

  1. Kuttianimattathil, Jose and Thomas Anchu, ed., Grow Free Live Free: A Source Book for Value Education (Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 1985)

  1. Anchumandom, Thomas, Dominic Veliath and Jose Kuttianimattathil, eds., Towards a Deeper Understanding of Vatican II and the Post-Conciliar Docuemnts. Bangaore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2001.

  1. Kuttianimattathil Jose, John England, et. al. Ed. Asian Christian Theologies: A Research Guide to Authors, Movements, Sources.  3 vols. Delhi: ISPCK, Quezon City: Claretian Publishers, New York: Orbis Books, 2002-2004.
  2.  Spiritual Direction Today: Essays in Honour of Rev. Fr. Matthew Maruvathrail, SDB. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2011.


  1. "Pieces on Peace," Friends 14 (December 1978): 26-27.

  1. "On Death and the Death of Death," Friends 15 (April-May 1979): 32-33.

  1. "Loneliness is a Pain," Friends 15 (June 1979): 32-33.

  1. "From the Earth to the Moon,"  Friends 15 (July 1979): 4-9.

  1. "Isn't She Out-dated?"  Don Bosco: Salesian Bulletin 24 (July 1979): 14-17.

  1. "Eight Tips for Joy," Friends 15 (January 1980): 30-31.

  1. "Jean Paul Sartre: Philosopher, Playwright and Social Critic," Friends 16 (April-May 1980): 22-26.

  1. "Passion Play of Oberammergau," Friends 16 (June 1980): 11-14.

  1. "Creativity," Friends 16 (July-August 1980): 26-28.

  1. "Is There Anybody There?" Friends 16 (July-August 1980): 30-32.

  1. "God and Science," Friends 16 (October 1980): 13-15.

  1. "Freedom isn't Free," Friends 17 (August 1981): 8-10.

  1. "Religion in the Preventive System in the Non-Christian Context," Bosco Udayam, no. 4 (1983): 6-12, 15-18.

  1. "Religion in the Preventive System in the Non-Christian Context," Bosco Udayam, no. 5 (1983): 3-14.

  1. "Religion in the Life of the Educator," Bosco Udayam, no. 6 (1983): 8-21.

  1. "Mary--Joy and Hope of Youth Who are in the Process of Liberation," Kristu Jyoti 3 (June & September 1987): 1-14.

  1. "Sin--A Refusal to Grow," Kristu Jyoti 3 (December 1987): 9-14.

  1. "The Pope and Youth," Bosco Udayam, no. 15 (1990): 35-39.

  1. "In Search of Social Harmony - A Lesson Plan," Kristu Jyoti 6 (March 1990): 63-82.

  1. "Transubstantiation as a New Creation," Kristu Jyoti 8 (March 1992): 67-75.

  1. "The Recent Controversy on Transubstantiation," Kristu Jyoti 8 (September 1992): 1-17.

  1. "Abhishiktananda: Inter-Religious Dialogue and the Spirituality it Demands" in Augustine Thottakara, ed., Spirituality of Dialogue: Indian Experiences (Rome: Centre for Indian and Inter-Religious Studies, 1994), 203-35.

  1. "Gesù Cristo Salvatore Universale," in Trinità in Contesto, ed. Angelo Amato (Roma: LAS, 1994): 297-324.

  1. "An Introduction to the Relationship Between Jesus Christ, Christianity and Other Religions in the Thought of M.M. Thomas," Kristu Jyoti 10 (June 1994): 20-32.

  1. "Our Faith in Jesus Christ," in Introducing the Catechism of the Catholic Church," ed. Cyril de Souza and Thomas Kalathuveettil (Bangalore: KJ Publications, 1994): 60-74.

  1. "Christian Vision of Death and the Life After," in Introducing the Catechism of the Catholic Church," ed. Cyril de Souza and Thomas Kalathuveettil (Bangalore: KJ Publications, 1994): 87-94.

  1. "Human Person and Community," in Introducing the Catechism of the Catholic Church," ed. Cyril de Souza and Thomas Kalathuveettil (Bangalore: KJ Publications, 1994): 115-22.

  1. "The Dialogical Method of Theologizing," Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 59 (January 1995): 11-24.

  1. "Interreligious Dialogue and the Contemplative Spirituality it Requires According to Swami Abhishiktananda," Kristu Jyoti 11 (March 1995): 1-31.

  1. "Elements of the Emerging Trends in the Christian Understanding of Other Religions," Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 59 (May 1995): 281-89.

  1. "From Tolerance to Harmony," Kristu Jyoti 11 (June 1995): 1-10.

  1. "The Journey Towards Interreligious Dialogue in India--A Historical Sketch," Kristu Jyoti 11 (December 1995): 53-66.

  1. "Theological Bases for Sharing the Spirit and Mission of Don Bosco with People of Other Religions," Bosco Udayam, no. 19 (1996): 30-38.

  1. "GC 24 and Enlisting the Participation of Those of Other Religions: Problems and Possibilities," Bosco Udayam, no. 20 (1997): 25-38.

  1. "Mission-Evangelism Concerns in the Present Theological Educational System: A Roman Catholic Perspective," Kristu Jyoti 13 (September 1997): 72-82.

  1. AChurch Journeying with Other Religious Groups@ in The Church in India in Search of a New Identity, eds. Kurien Kunnumpuram, Errol D=Lima and Jacob Parappally (Bangalore: NBCLC, 1997), 313-326.

  1. "Evangelization in India: Reflections on Some Post-Vatican II Documents," Word and Worship 31 (Jan-Feb 1998): 41-46.

  1. AFormation of Salesians and Lay People in the Spirit of GC 24,@  Bosco Udayam, no. 22 (1998):1-15.

  1. The Importance of an Adequate Pneumatology for a Sound Theology of Religions,@ Kristu Jyoti 14 (September 1998): 24-48.

  1. God and Suffering - Anecdotes and Parables,@ Kristu Jyoti 14 (December 1998):18-33.

  1. The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ,@ in Thomas Anchukandam, ed., Tell Me More About Jesus, Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 1998, 55-66.

  1. The Holy Spirit and World Religions the Meaning of God=s Revelation,@  Vidyajyoti 63 (April 1999): 255-66.

  1. The Holy Spirit and World Religions and the Meaning of God=s Revelation, II,@ Vidyajoti 63 (May 1999): 339-350.

  1. The Need to go Beyond the Father Image in Referring to God,@ Kristu Jyoti 15 (June 1999): 12-26.

  1. Tracing the Development in the Church=s Attitude to Other Religions: A Documentary Study of the Roman Catholic Church,@ Third Millennium 3 (January-March 2000): 6-19.

  1. The Need for Interreligious Dialogue,@ in Boscom-India, comp. Shepherds for an Information Age (Mumbai: Tej-Prasarani, 2000), 207-209.

  1. Types of Interreligious Dialogue,@ in Boscom-India, comp. Shepherds for an Information Age (Mumbai: Tej-Prasarani, 2000), 210-211.

  1. Interreligious Dialogue - Obstacles and Blessings,@ in Boscom-India,comp. Shepherds for an Information Age (Mumbai: Tej-Prasarani, 2000), 212-214.

  1. Unitatis Redintegratio - The Decree on Ecumenism,@ Kristu Jyoti 16 (March 2000): 62-92.

  1. Nostra Aetate: Vatican II=s Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions,@ Kristu Jyoti 16 (September 2000): 261-287.

  1. Interreligious Dialogue and the Church in India,@ in Church in India After the All India Seminar 1969, ed. Paul Puthanangady (Bangalore: Jesu Krist Jayanti 2000), 103-117.

  1. Towards a Theology of the Body.1" Vidyajyoti 65 (January 2001): 27-39.

  1. Towards a Theology of the Body. II@ Vidyajyoti 65 (February 2001): 98-104.

  1. The Community of Disciples in Dialogue: A New Model of Being Church,@ Third Millennium 4 (January-March 2001): 41-60.

  1. Befriending the Body for Prayer,@ Vidyajyoti 65 (October 2001): 732-749.

  1. “Unitatis Redintegratio: The Decree on Ecumenism,” in Thomas Anchukandam, et al Towards a Deeper Understanding of Vatican II and the Post-Conciliar Documents. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2001. 127-159.

  1. “Nostra Aetatae: Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions,” in Thomas Anchukandam, et al Towards a Deeper Understanding of Vatican II and the Post-Conciliar Documents. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2001. 229-257.

  1. Some of St. Augustine=s Teachings on Original Sin,@ Shepherd=s Voice 1(April-June 2002):88-98.

  1. Jesus the Eminent Dialogue Partner,@ Vidyajyoti 66 (July 2002): 506-523.

  1. Education is Mission: Some Considerations from the Perspective of Theology,@ in Education as Mission, ed., L. Stanislaus, Pune: Ishvani Kendra, 2004, pp. 152-170.

  1. Catechesis in Different Contexts,@ in Introducing the General Directory for Catechesis,@ ed., Gilbert Choondal, Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2004, pp. 115-123.  The same article is there in one of the issues of Kristu Jyoti

  1. Towards a Theology of Rest and Leisure,@ Vidyajyoti, 69 (March 2005):165-182

  1. Vocation Promotion - The Mission of Every Salesian,@ Bosco Udayam. Vol 35 (2006): 27-33.

  1. Da mihi animas, caetera tolle: Its Origins and Significance,@ Salesian Animation Notes, 17/1 (January-April 2007):9-13.

  1. “Called to be a Joyful Priest,” Kristu Jyoti, 26/1 (March 2010): 1-14.

  1. “Ministers in a Flat World and a Flat Church,” Vidyajyoti, 74/7 (July 2010): 494-505.

  1. “Body: Eastern and Western,” Vidyajyoti, 74/8 (August 2010): 606-612.

  1. “Body, Philosophy of,” in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Vol I, ed. Johnson J. Puthenpurackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010. 187-191.

  1. “Significance of the Vows in the Life of a Priest,” in Faithfulness of Christ Faithfulness of Priests, “ ed., David Maria Selvam and Gabriel Karunaraj, Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2010, pp. 83-90.

  1. “Don Bosco’s Educative Method (Preventive System) and the Tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” in In Defence of the Young: On the Human Rights Path with Don Bosco, ed., Maria Charles, et al, Bonn: Don Bosco Jugend Dritte Welt and New Delhi: DBYA Commission for YaR, 2010, pp. 123-141.

  1. “Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Religious Harmony,” Sannyasa: Journal of Consecrated Life IV/2 (July-Dec 2011): 125-43.

  1. “The Need for Spiritual Direction,” in Jose Kuttianimattathil, ed., Spiritual Direction Today: Essays in Honour of Rev. Fr. Matthew Maruvathrail, SDB. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2011. 17-29.

  1. “Challenges Facing Christian Theology in India,” Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection, 76/7 (July 2012): 515-537.

  1. “The Importance of Interreligious Dialogue in Priestly and Religious Formation,” in Grace and Competence in Pastoral Ministry: Essays to Mark the Platinum Jubilee of Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong (1938-2013). Ed. Paul Vadakumpadan and Jose Varickasseril. Shillojng: Vendrame Institute Publications, 2012. 192-202.

  1. “Psychology and Priestly Formation,” Mission Today XIV/4 (October-December 2012): 319-335.

Book Reviews

  1. Saldanha, Chrys. Divine Pedagogy: A Patristic View of Non-Christian Religions. Rome: LAS, 1984; in Kristu Jyoti 1 (May 1985): 81-83.

  1. Veliath, Dominic. Theological Approach and Understanding of Religions. Jean Danielou and Raimundo Panikkar: A Study in Contrast. Bangalore: KJ Publications, 1988; in Journal of Dharma 13 (October-December 1988): 413-14.

  1. Runia, Klaas. The Present-Day Christological Debate. Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1984; in Indian Missiological Review 10 (October 1988): 442-44.

  1. Coward, Harold. Pluralism: Challenge to World Religions. New York: Orbis Books, 1985; in Indian Missiological Review 11 (January 1989): 106-10.


Kristu Jyoti 4 (March 1988): 1-2.

Kristu Jyoti 4 (June 1988): 1-2.

Kristu Jyoti 4 (September 1988): 1-2.

Kristu Jyoti 4 (December 1988): 1-2.

Kristu Jyoti 5 (March 1989): 1-2.

Kristu Jyoti 5 (June 1989): 1-2.

Bosco Udayam, no. 14 (1989).

Bosco Udayam, no. 15 (1989).

Kristu Jyoti ... number of editorials after 1994 to 2002

Dominic Veliath, SDB (1942- )

1. Books

I. Author

The Scotism of William of Alnwick in His “Determinationes De Anima.” Rome:  Pontificio Ateneo Salesiano, 1970.

Mary: Sign and Bearer of God’s Love. Madras: The Beatitudes, 1981.

Theological Approach and Evaluation of Religions: A Study in Contrast of the Positions of Jean Daniélou and Raimundo Panikkar. Rome: Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, 1985.

Approach and Understanding of Religions -- Jean Daniélou and Raimundo Panikkar: A Study in Contrast. Bangalore, Kristu Jyoti Publications, 1988.

II. Co-Author

Pathil, Kuncheria and Dominic Veliath. An Introduction to Theology. Bangalore:  Theological Publications in India, 2003.

III. Editor

Towards an Indian Christian Spirituality in a Pluralistic Context. Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications,                        1993.

IV. Co-Editor

Anchukandam, Thomas, Jose Kuttianimattathil and Dominic Veilath, eds. Towards a Deeper Understanding of Vatican II and the Post-Conciliar Documents. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications,                                              2001.

V. Translator

Kuruvachira, George and Dominic Veliath, trans. Your Glory, O Lord, Fills the Earth:  The Holy Spirit. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 1997.

2. Articles

“The Community of Educators.”  In Educating the Don Bosco Way: All India Seminar on the Preventive System.  191-197. Madras: Salesian Publications, 1978.

"Marian Devotion." Kristu Jyoti 3, no. 3 (1987): 56-65.

"Raimundo Panikkar and the Silence of God." In Cronache e Commenti di Studi Religiosi ... Ma                       Quale Dio? 65-80. UPS, Rome, 1987.
"Theological Reflections on Education." Kristu Jyoti 4, no. 1 (1988): 3-14.

"La Mariologia nella Chiesa dell'India." In La Teologia. Aspetti Innovatori e Loro Incidenze sulla Ecclesiologia e sulla  Mariologia, ed.  Donato Valentini, 315-327. Rome: Biblioteca di Scienze Religiose, 1989.

"Raimundo Panikkar: A Pilgrimage to Contemporary Ecclesiological Consciousness." Kristu Jyoti 5, no. 1 (1989): 8-25.

“Jesus Christ and the Theology of Religions: A Conspectus of Models." In Religious Pluralism: An Indian Christian Perspective, ed. Kuncheria Pathil, 156-190. Delhi: ISPCK, 1991.

"La Iglesia en la India, Nepal y Sri Lanka, a vista de pàjaro." Misiones Extranjeras (September - December 1991): 437- 449.

“Youth and Fundamentalism.” In Serving Youth Today in India, ed. Thomas Kalathuveettil, 352-361. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 1992.

"The Crisis in Priestly Formation." Jeevadhara 22 (July 1992): 310-317.                              

"The Trinity in Indian Theology. " Kristu Jyoti 8, no. 2 (1992): 1-24.

 “La Trinità nella teologia Indiana contemporanea. Autori e prospettive.” In Trinità in Contesto, ed. Angelo Amato, 171-190. Rome: UPS, 1993.

“Youth and Fundamentalaism.” Kristu Jyoti 10, no. 1 (1994): 17-30.

“Theological Pilgrimage with Mary through History.” Kristu Jyoti 11, no. 4 (1995): 110-132.

L’Immagine Teologica Di Maria Oggi:  Fede E Cultura. Symposium held at Marianum, Rome,1996.

“Models of Trinity.” In He Taught: A Festschrift in Honour of Sylvanus Sngi Lyngdoh, eds. George Kottuppalil and Jose Varickasseril, 1-11. Shillong: Vendrame Institute Publications, 1996.

“Christian Identity according to Vatican II.” In The Church in India in Search of a New Identity: The 19th Annual Meeting of the Indian Theological Association, 4 – 8th May 1996, eds. Kurien Kunnumpuram, Errol D’lima and  Jacob Parappally, 109-124. Bangalore: NBCLC, 1997.

“God Experience and its Authenticity.” Word and Worship 30, no. 1 (1997): 3-6.

“God and Religions: Indian Approaches.” Kristu Jyoti 15, no. 1 (1999): 38-71.

“Lumen Gentium: The Dogmatic Constitution on the Church.” In Towards a Deeper Understanding of Vatican II and the Post-Conciliar Documents, eds. Thomas Anchukandam, Jose Kuttianimattathil and Dominic Veilath, 79-107. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2001.

“Apostolicam Actuositatem: The Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity.” In Towards a Deeper Understanding of Vatican II and the Post-Conciliar Documents, eds. Thomas Anchukandam, Jose Kuttianimattathil and Dominic Veilath, 294-305. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2001.

“From Ontonomy to Dialogical Dialogue: A Passacaglia - The Dialogical Itinerary of Raimundo Panikkar.” In Vidyajyoti: Journal of Theological Reflection 66, no. 3 (2002): 193-210.

“Inter-Religious Dialogue.” In Church in the Service of Asia’s Peoples, eds. Jacob Kavunkal, Errol D’lima and Mathew Jayanth, 331-344. Pune: JDV, 2003.

“My Vision of the Church in India: A Non-Dualistic Paradigm.” In Bend Without Fear: Hopes and Possibilities for an Indian Church - Essays in Honour of Professor Kurien Kunnumpuram S.J., eds. Kurian Pandikattu and Rosario Rocha, 19-36. Delhi, 2003.

“The Theological Basis of Christian Commitment to the Nation.” In Christian Commitment to Nation Building, eds. A. Thumma, D.S. Alphonse, 75-117. Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2003.

“Collaboration Between Bishops and Theologians.” In Society and Church: Challenges to Theologizing in India Today, ed. Victor Machado, 67-86. Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2004.

“Mysticism and the Spirituality of Service according to the Christian Tradition.” Third Millennium: Indian Journal of Evangelization 7 (January- March 2004): 6-18.

“Panikkar’s Hermeneutical Itinerary.” In Philosophical Methods through the Prevalent to the Relevant, ed. Johnson Puthenpurackal, 262-282. Bangalore: ATC, 2004

“The Mission of Catholic Theologians in India.” In The Church in India in the Emerging Third Millennium, ed. Thomas D’sa, 593-604. Bangalore: NBCLC, 2005.

The Supernatural Existential of Karl Rahner: An Appropriate Theological Paradigm in the Context of Inter-Religious Dialogue. Symposium held at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Mangalore, 2005.

 “A Christology of Love.” Word and Worship 39, no. 3 (2006): 160-166.

“A Refocusing of the Salesian Charism at the Service of the Youth of South Asia Today.” In Research Seminar on the Life and Mission of the Salesians in the Emerging South Asia: In the Context  of the Centenary Celebrations of Salesian Presence in South  Asia, ed. Paul Puthanangady, 230-248. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2006.

“Theologizing in the Context: Challenges and Possibilities.” In The Living Word: Journal of Philosophy and Theology 112 (May- June 2006): 133-144.

 “The Person and Mission of Jesus Christ according to the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.” In Jeevadhara 36 (May 2006): 183-192.

“The Theologian and the Church.” In Vatican II - A Gift and a Task: International Colloquium to Mark the 40th Anniversary of Vatican Council II, eds. Jacob Kavunkal, Errol D’lima and  Evelyn Monteiro, 100-115. Bombay: St. Paul Publications, 2006.

“The Kairos of the Laity: Some Historico-Theological Reflections.” In Indian Theology Seeking New Horizons: Festschrift Volume to J.C. Manalel, ed. Kuncheria Pathil, 94-106. Mumbai: St. Paul Publications, 2007.

“The Relationship between the Hierarchy and the Religious in the Catholic Church.” In Kristu Jyoti 23, no. 4 (2007): 205-238.

“Catholic Priest in India: from a Relational Perspective.” Sacred Perspectives 1, no. 1 (2009): 7-22.

“The Role of Philosophy in the Formation of a Christian Mind-set.” In Jnanodaya: Journal of Philosophy 16 (June 2009): 39-53.

“The Pastoral Challenges posed by the Context and the Response of the Post-Conciliar Church in India to the Same.” In Encounter: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Reflections of Faith and Life 2 (July 2009): 60-81.
“A Conspectus of Theologies of Religions in Post-Conciliar India.” In Catholic Theology and Thought 65 (Summer 2010): 190-218.

“Mary and the Church.” In Mary Today: Fundamental Issues and New Directions in Mariology, ed. Joy Kaipan, 69-80. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2010.

“Mary and the Salesian Congregation.” In Mary Today: Fundamental Issues and New Directions in Mariology, ed. Joy Kaipan, 201-214. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2010.

“Religious Pluralism and Inter-Religious Dialogue.” In Journal of Indian Theology 3, no. 1 (2010): 6-41.

“Towards an Understanding of Catholic Priesthood.” Kristu Jyoti 26, no. 2 (2010): 96-108.

“Towards an Understanding of the Catholic Priesthood.” In Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of Priests, eds. David Maria Selvam and Gabriel Karunaraj, 9-18. Bangalore: Kristu Jyoti Publications, 2010.

“Current Theological Trends in India.” In Theological Education for Transformative Ministry, eds. Tomy Palely and T. Manjaly, 41-92. Shillong: Oriens Publications, 2011.

“The Catholic Church in India and Religions.” In Journal of Indian Theology 4, no. 2 (2011): 6-38.

“God in Thomism and Process Thought.” In Catholic Theology and Thought 69 (Summer 2012): 127-155.

“Priests in India: A Prospective Reflection.” In Jeevadhara 40 (July 2012): 287-301.

 “Tracing the Contours of the Paradigmatic Indian Salesian.” In Grace and Competence in Pastoral Ministry. Essays to Mark the Platinum Jubilee of Sacred heart Theological College, Shillong, 1938 – 2013, eds. Paul Vadakumpadan and Jose Varickasseril, 285-300. Shillong: Vendrame Institute Publications, 2012.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

First books in Goa

Olivinho Gomes, Konkani Literature in Roman Script: A History (Panaji: Dalgado Konknni Akademi, 2010), supplies the following information about the first books printed in India / Goa:

First books: Francisco Cabral, Conclusoes de Logica, 1556. Manuel Teixeira, Conclusoes de Filosofia, 1556. [3.]

The third: Andre Vaz [probably], Doutrina Christam [in Konkani, Roman script]. Vaz was a senior Goan seminarian, a Ksatriya / Chaddhi / Chardo ‘gaunkar’ from Kormbolli (Carambolim), later the first Goan Catholic priest, ordained in 1558. Based on the popular catechism of Marcos Jorge, then popular in Europe and known to the clergy in Goa. Adapted to the needs of his Goan parishioners. [3-4.]

This is the first printed book in any language in India, and that in Konkani. [4.] So popular that it was reprinted in 1560, “as reported in the chronicles of the period.” Unfortunately no copy has survived “the fierce onslaught on these religious Orders that was decreed by several Portuguese governments, notably in 1758 on the Jesuits and later on all other religious Orders in J.A. Aguiar’s infamous mata-frades (priests’-killer) decree of 1834, and the sheer neglect and indifference that it was subjected to by later generations of the missionaries and apathy from its own people oppressed by a self-depression.” [4.]

Andre Vaz was also credited with the first draft grammar of Konkani, on the basis of which he taught the foreign priests. [4.]

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Thomas Stephens' Gauravika in Vasai

Yesterday Tony George SJ was kind enough to take me to the Assumption Sisters convent at Rajodi, off Satpala, which is the Virar area, I suppose. Tony had requested his friend and parish councillor Vincent Fargoz to take us in his car. On the way back, Vincent took us to see Prof. Nazareth Misquitta, Principal of St Joseph's College. Prof. Misquitta was the editor of the 'Souvenir' brought out in Vasai on the occasion of the 400th year of Thomas Stephens' year-long sojourn in Vasai. He was kind enough to present me a copy of the Souvenir, or Gauravika. I have just uploaded it and the contents to the Thomas Stephens Bibliography on this blog.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Alexander Thannippara, CMI

Saccidananda - Isvara - Avatara: Towards a Re-evaluation of Some Aspects of the Indian Theology. Bonn / Bangalore, 1992.
"Ahimsa." Lexikon der Religionen. ed. F. Konig and H. Waldenfels. Freiburg: Herder, 1987. 12f.
"Atman." Lexikon der Religionen. ed. F. Konig and H. Waldenfels. Freiburg: Herder, 1987. 37f.
"Avatara." Lexikon der Religionen. ed. F. Konig and H. Waldenfels. Freiburg: Herder, 1987. 42f.
"Brahman." Lexikon der Religionen. ed. F. Konig and H. Waldenfels. Freiburg: Herder, 1987. 73f.
"Dharma." Lexikon der Religionen. ed. F. Konig and H. Waldenfels. Freiburg: Herder, 1987. 122f.
"Moksha." Lexikon der Religionen. ed. F. Konig and H. Waldenfels. Freiburg: Herder, 1987. 429f.
"Nirvana." Lexikon der Religionen. ed. F. Konig and H. Waldenfels. Freiburg: Herder, 1987. 

Richard Lopes, SJ

Indian Christology of the Way. Innsbruck: Tyrolia, 2011.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Devadatta Narayana Tilak


  • Tilak, Devadatta Narayana. Pāula vāṭā.  Mumbai: Mumbai Tract & Book Society, 1939.
  • Tilak, Narayana Devadatta. Bhārtīya Khristī kāydā. Nashik: Nagarika Mudranalaya, n.d.
  • A Kempis, Thomas. Khristānuvartana. Tr. Narayan Vaman Tilak and Devdatta Narayan Tilak. Rev. Ed. J.M. Pithekar. Manikpur Pitha, Vasai Road: Smita Prakashan, 2009. [First published 1924. Reprint in 4 parts 1929-30. Reprint of 4 parts together 1959. Second edition 1968.] 
  • D.N. Tilak, “Narayan Vaman Tilak,” Suvṛtta Prasāra (December 1961) 3-6. [Issue dedicated to] Narayan Vaman Tilak Janmashatabdi 6 December 1961. 
  • Tilak, Devdatta Narayana. Maharashtrachi tejasvini Pandita Ramabai. Pune: White Light Publications, 1960 (1st ed.), 2012 (2nd ed.).


Saturday, 4 August 2012

Pandita Ramabai (1858-1922)


  • A Testimony
  • The High Caste Hindu Woman
  • Mukti Prayer Bell and News Letters
  • Famine Experience in India: 1900.
  • Report of Mukti School and Mission
  • Printed Letters to Friends in America
  • Stri-Dharma-Niti
  • Pandita Ramabai hyanca Inglandca pravasa
  • United Statesci loksthiti va pravasavrtta
  • Sabdabij
  • Mulajnanantila vece
  • Ibari Vyakarana


  • Tilak, Devdatta Narayana. Maharashtrachi tejasvini Pandita Ramabai. Pune: White Light Publications, 1960 (1st ed.), 2012 (2nd ed.).
  • Dyer, Helen S. Pandita Ramabai: The Story of Her Life. 1900.
  • Gadre, Krishnabai. Smrtisumane
  • Thakre, Prabodhankar. Pandita Ramabai
  • Vaidya, D.G. Pandita Ramabai: Navayuga masikansa prasiddha zhalele lekha
  • Bombay Representative Church Council. Pandita Ramabai yance caritra vangmaya kamiti
  • Ramteke, S.D. and R.N. Harshe. Agresara Stri Kaivari: Pandita Ramabai
  • Eka saksa: Pandita Ramabai
  • Dyer, Helen. Pandita Ramabai: A Great Life in Indian Missions
  • Manoramabai. Pandita Ramabai: A Widow's Friend. Australian Edition
  • MacNicol, Nicol. Pandita Ramabai. Builders of Modern India
  • Underhill, Barbara. Pandita Ramabai: Pioneer
  • Butler, Clementina. Pandita Ramabai Saraswati
  • Fuller, Mary L. The Triumph of an Indian Widow: Life of Pandita Ramabai
  • Chapel, Jane. Women who have Worked and Won

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Adyar Library and Research Centre

Finally managed to visit the Adyar Library and Research Centre at the International Headquarters of the Theosophical Society. (All this is part of the search for missing items in my De Smet collection.) We had quite a time trying to enter the campus in the first place. The guard at the first gate sent us to the second gate, and the guard at the second gate just shooed us away. We were out of time, he said - the timings on display were 0830-1000, and 1400-1600, and it was just past 1000 hrs - and besides, we had no membership card. So we went back to the first gate, where I noticed that the bookshop timings were 0900-1200, so I went in, and the person at the shop was really very helpful. She phoned the Library, and said if I didn't mind walking, I could reach the Library that way. I certainly did not mind, and I had a lovely walk through the vast, utterly beautiful and silent campus. I got the impression that there was not a whole lot of activity going on. I certainly did not spot more than a couple of people, mostly workers, but the two I spoke to were fluent in English and most helpful. Veena had told me to walk straight till the banyan tree, and then turn right. I came across what looked like a banyan tree, but there was no right turn, so I turned left, and landed up at a large and striking building. Footwear to be left outside; and inside just largish open spaces. I gathered it must be the main prayer or meditation hall. Quite striking, really. I couldn't help remembering that Jiddu Krishnamurti must have spent time here. At any rate, I decided that there was no libraryish activity there, so I walked away, found the banyan tree with some help, turned right, and there was the Library.

Mrs Gnanam was most helpful. In fact, she was expecting me, she showed me the volumes of The Divine Life brought out for me. I was surprised at this efficiency. Not 20 minutes must have passed since Veena's phone call. Then Mrs Gnanam showed me my mail: that explained. I was surprised: I thought it hadn't reached. "I did not bother to reply because you were coming so soon," she said.

In the meantime Prof. Shinde turned up. It appears he is the head of the library. It turned out that he was from Maharashtra, and we got talking cordially in Marathi. I offered a complimentary copy of the latest issue of Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education (23/1), and he was so moved that he offered me a complimentary copy of Brahmavidya (which, it struck me, was the exact Sanskrit equivalent of Theosophy). I suggested an exchange, and he seemed open to it.

Mrs Gnanam directed me to take reader membership: Rs 50 fee, Rs 200 deposit. That took some time, but it was finally done, and then I settled down with the volumes in the Reading Room. But before that I took a good look at the card catalog, and found The Sikh Review (1971). I also found that the Library had a few  issues of The Call Divine, and, more importantly, I found that the periodical was "A monthly journal devoted to the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi" and probably published at Bombay by a P.M.N. Swamy. The holdings were: 1/1-5, 7-12 (1952), 2/2-5 (1953), 15/5 (1967), and 18/10 (1970).

Going through the volumes of The Divine Life took time, but it was worth it. The 26 (1964) and 27 (1965) volumes were not there, but the others were very much there: 33 (1971), 34 (1972), 35 (1973), 39 (1977), 40 (1978), 41 (1979), 43 (1981), 45 (1983), and the unnumbered (1992). I had to fill in photocopy request forms, and pay in advance for the copies as well as postage. The copies cost Rs 2 for a normal page, and Rs 4 for a larger size page. Digital photos are charged Rs 10 per page, so I did not attempt that. The gentleman at the counter assured me that the copies would reach me in Nashik before 14 August.

I was supposed to visit also the new Anna Centenary Library at Kotturpuram, but put it off for lack of time. But a glance at the Wiki article makes me think that I missed something. Should do it the next time. 

Monday, 30 July 2012

The Telugu Encyclopedia - Vijnana Sarvasvamu

Am in Chennai, and am taking the opportunity to visit some libraries. My main aim was to visit the Adyar Library and Research Centre, but it happens to be closed Mondays. Has to be done tomorrow. Instead, I visited the Connemara Public Library in Egmore - very ancient and all that, but their periodical section seems not to keep old issues. They did have The Divine Life published by the Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, but no back issues.

Next I visited the main Library of the University of Madras, once again heading straight to the Periodical Section. The ladies in the OPAC centre were quite helpful, though they spoke only Tamil, they did understand English. The OPAC was non-functional, and the card catalogue was inaccessible due to repairs, they said. However, they brought down several issues of The Divine Life, and also of the Indian Antiquary; unfortunately, none of the ones I was looking for. They even took me up to the stacks, where we searched for copies of the Proceeding of the Indian Philosophical Congress, which we found under Indian Philosophical Annual. They did not have a complete set of the Annual - I was looking only for the 1957 one, perhaps a second volume of it, with an article of De Smet's. They did not know whether anyone in the University had a complete set. Sad, because the Annual was published by the Dept. of Philosophy.

Inquiring about the Telugu Encyclopedia, the young man at the main desk directed me to the Library at the Marina Campus, where, he said, the language books were kept. So off to the Marina Campus, a few kilometres further down the beach. Once again, very friendly people, despite the language barrier. Two shelves of Telugu books, all naturally in Telugu. But I was lucky: I chanced upon something that looked like an encyclopedia volume, and so it was: vol. 2 of the famous Telugu Encyclopedia for which I have been searching so long. It is called Vijnana Sarvasvamu, and it is an affair going into 16 volumes. Unfortunately the volumes were scattered all over the two shelves, and the set was not complete. But: I have traced the real name of the Encyclopedia. One of the young students was kind enough to lead me to the Head of the Dept. of Telugu, who told me that a complete set would be found at the Potti Sriramalu Telugu University. Nampalli, Hyderabad. That is good news. Can be tracked down. I am searching for De Smet's contributions - one on St Thomas Aquinas, and the other on Scholasticism. his bibliography dates them 1964. Volume 2 of the encyclopedia was, in fact, of 1964. His contribution will therefore probably be in vols. 3, 4, 6 or 7 which I did not find. (I did not find vols. 12, 14-16 either.)

There is probably a second edition: Vijnana Sarvasvamu. Hyderabad: Vijnana Sarvasva Kendram, Telugu Visvavidyalayam, 1987. See, as of 30 July 2012. A whole set is probably available at the New York Public Library, New York, and Cornell University, Ithaca. 

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. 

Monday, 16 January 2012

Anthony D. George, SJ (19??- )

  • Svatantryapurvakalatila Dharmantarita Khristi Vyaktinci Atmanivedane Samajika Ani Vangmayina Abhyasa. Mumbai: Mumbai Vidyapeeth, 2007. [PhD thesis on pre-1947 Marathi converts to Christianity, submitted to Bombay University.]

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Jordanus Catalani (fl. 1302-1330)

  • Mirabilia Descripta (c. 1330). MS. London, British Museum, Additional MSS., 19,513, fols. 3, r.f 2 r.
  • [Letter, MS.] From Caga, 12 October 1321. See, in 1839,—Bibliothèque du Roi—MS. No. 5,006, p. 182), entitled Liber de ætatibus, etc. (National Library, Paris).
  • [Letter, MS.] 20 January 1324. See, in 1839,—Bibliothèque du Roi—MS. No. 5,006, p. 182), entitled Liber de ætatibus, etc. (National Library, Paris).
  • Quétif–Échard, Scriptores ordinis praedicatorum, i. 549-550 (Epistle I.)
  • Wadding, Annales minorum, vi. 359-361 (Epistle II.)
  • Henry Yule. Cathay, giving a version of the Epistles, with a commentary, &c. (Hakluyt Society, 1866) pp. 184–185, 192-196, 225-230.
  • Description des merveilles d'une partie de l'Asie : imprimé d'après un manuscrit du XIVe siècle / par le P. Jordan ou Jourdain Catalani / Edited by Eugène Coquebert de Montbret. Paris : Éverat, Imprimeur, [1839]. Extract from Vol. 4 of the Recueil de voyages et de mémoires of the Société de géographie.
  • Miribilia descripta: The Wonders of the East. London : Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1863
  • Mirabilia descripta. Les merveilles de l'Asie / texte latin, fac-simile et traduction française avec introduction et notes par Henri Cordier. Paris : P. Geuthner, 1925. [Also in Microfilm. Notre Dame, Ind. : University Libraries, University of Notre Dame, filmed February 1995. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.] "Avec fac-simile des 19 planches du manuscrit latin."
  • Mirabilia descripta : the wonders of the East / Jordanus of Severac ; edited by Peter B. Lobo ; [translated by Noel Molloy]. Seminary Hill, Nagpur : Dominican Publications, 1993. xi, 80 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Latin text and English translation on facing pages.
  • Miribilia descripta: Wonders of the East. Reprint. Ayer Publishing, 1967.


  • Cheriyan, C.V. A history of Christianity in Kerala, from the Mission of St. Thomas to the arrival of Vasco Da Gama (A.D. 52-1498). Kerala Historical Society, 1973. 
  • Perumalil, A.C. The Apostles in India. Xavier Teachers' Training Institute, 1971
  • Perumalil, A.C. The apostles in India: fact or fiction? Catholic Book Crusade, 1952.
  • Moraes, A History of Christianity in India from early times to St. Francis Xavier: AD 52-1542. Manaktalas, 1964. 
  • Perumalil, H.C. and E.R. Hambye.Christianity in India- a History in ecumenical perspective. [Contains a chapter IIb by Moraes on John of Monte Corvino and Jordanus.] 
  • Kunstmann, F. Die Mission in Meliapor und Tana und die Mission in Columbo in the Historisch-politische Blätter of Phillips and Görres, xxxvii. 2538, 135-152 (Munich, 1856), &c.
  • Beazley, C.R. Dawn of Modern Geography, iii. 215-235.

Saturday, 7 January 2012


  • Boxer, C.R. "A Tentative Check-list of Indo-Portuguese Imprints, 1556-1674." Separata do Boletim do Instituto Vasco da Gama, no. 73. Bastora, Goa: Tipografia Rangel, 1956. (Referred to as Boxer.)
  • Baago, Kaj. (Referred to as Baago.)
  • Hambye, E.R.
  • Hambye, E.R. A bibliography on Christianity in India. Church History Association of India, Editorial Board for a History of Christianity in India, 1976.
  • England, J.C. “Asian Christian Writings in the Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries: A First Listing.” Asia Journal of Theology 12/2 (1998), 13/1, 13/2 (1999), 14/1 (2000), with bibliographies. [ACT 1:81.]
  • England, J.C. et al, ed. Asian Christian Theologies. 3 vols. 

Gabriel Pacheco (fl. 1770-1790)

[Oratorian from Goa, worked in Sri Lanka]

  • Terappirasaiyin Tirukkatai. [A History of the People of God.] 5 vols. Mannanam, 1880. Tamil.
  • Alukaiykkuravai. [Meditations on Our Lady’s Sorrows.] Tamil. Jaffna, c. 1787.
  • [Meditations upon the Mysteries of Religion and upon the Rosary.] 2 vols. Jaffna, c. 1787. [ACT 1:75.]

Anna Satthianandhan

A Day in the Zenana.  [Caldwell 1881.]
A Good Mother. [Caldwell 1881.] [ACT 1:44-45.]

Satthianandham of Tinnevelly Dt. (c. 1750-1815)

Letters. Sermons. Printed in Reports of the SPCK between 1790 and 1814.
Bible Commentary [Tamil.]
Church History. [Tamil and English].

Anonymous, Subishesa Pubat

Subishesa Pubat. Nellore. 10 poems on the life of Jesus Christ. [ACT 1:44.]

Mangulgiri Ananda-Kavi (fl. 1780)

Vedanta-rasayana. [Telugu.] Life of Christ, and doctrines of the Christian church for the Hindu convert to Christianity. [ACT 1:44.]

Pingali Ellana Rayadu

[Poetical Christian history.] [ACT 1:44.]

Rajah Saraboji (fl. 1790)

Protégé of Schwartz. [ACT 1:44.]

Mallala Pullam Raju (fl. 1750)

  • Gnana Chintamani. [ACT 1:44.]

Antony Kutty Annaviar (fl. 1710-1730)


  • Aradanai Prasagam. 
  • Arul Vasagam.

Lay colleague of Beschi. [ACT 1:44]

Joseph Mary of Bernini (fl. 1730)

  • Dialogue between a Hindu and a Christian. [ACT 1:44.]

[Mar] Thoma IV (1686-1725)

Letters from Mar Thoma IV (1686-1725), head of the Jacobite community in Malabar, to Antioch, Leiden, and Batavia. In Syriac. Contain notes on the history of the Malabar churches, and requests to send bishops and priests. Requests also for Dutch help against the Portuguese clergy. 1709, 1713, 1715, 1717, 1720, 1728. Printed in part in Leiden, 1714, 1863. [Schurhammer 1963: 333ff.] [ACT 1:43.]

Friday, 6 January 2012

Anonymous, Chamo Bedo (c. 1700)

Chamo Bedo. [Veda of Final Rest.] Anonymous MS, c. 1700, issued by F.S. Ellis. Asiatic Researches. Royal Asiatic Society, Bengal, 1822. [Asian Christian Theologies 1:43.]

Anonymous, Ezour Vedam

  • Ezour Vedam. [The Jesus Veda.] Ed. F.S. Ellis. Asiatic Researches. Royal Asiatic Society, Bengal, 1822. [Dialogue between two Vedic sages, one monotheist and one polytheist, in which the monotheism of ‘pristine Hinduism’ prevails and is presented as pointing to Christian truth. This is one of 8 multi-authored or anonymous MS extant in both Sanskrit and French versions, possibly from Tamil and Bengali originals. Asian Christian Theologies 1:43.]
  • Ezourvedam: A French Veda of the Eighteenth Century. Ed. Ludo Rocher. University of Pennsylvania Studies on South Asia, 1. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1984. [Amaladass and Young 376.]