St. Thomas Churches of Kerala

in Image Gallery
Published on: 27 July 2018

Barnett Varghese

A Master of Art History and Aesthetics from M.S. University Baroda, Barnett currently works as a Research Assistant for the Centre for Art & Archaeology, American Institute of Indian Studies.

The image gallery provides a glimpse of the variety of architectural styles seen in the churches of the St Thomas Christians of Kerala. These styles represent the multitude of influences - both historical and geographical - that this community of indigenous Christians have been exposed to: from the original Syrian ecclesiastical influence to the Latin Catholic rites of the Portugese colonial rule. 

Photos courtesy: American Institute of Indian Studies. All photographs have been taken by Dharmpal Nanda.