Christianity

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B.N. Goswamy
The Mughal emperor Akbar was not only interested in Christianity but also commissioned Father Jerome Xavier—a Jesuit Father at the Mughal court—to write about the life of Christ. The manuscript he produced came to be known as Mir’at al-Quds (The Mirror of Holiness) and was even translated into…
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  Father Joaquim Pereira, Secretary to the Archbishop of Goa, talks about the sacred music tradition that began with the arrival of the first Portuguese missionaries in Goa. The Jesuits followed the then-prevalent system of elementary education in Goa that taught children letters and numbers…
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  Pauline Warjri is the choir director of the Aroha Junior Choir as well as the Aroha Senior Choir. In this conversation with Ellerine Diengdoh, Pauline talks about choral music pedagogy as she understands it, and discusses the kind of vocal training she imparts to her students. Ellerine Diengdoh…
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  Father Romero Monteiro is Chancellor at Bishop’s Palace, Panjim. He holds a PhD in Canon Law, is a postgraduate in Liturgical Music and has a diploma in Composition. Sebanti Chatterjee is a sound anthropologist and storyteller. She is a PhD scholar in the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of…
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  Based in Goa, the Aradhon Choir is a leading vocal ensemble founded and conducted by Omar de Loiola Pereira. Goa has strong traditions of choral music that can be traced back to the arrival of Christianity in the fifteenth century. Presently, the state has a flourishing choral-music scene in…
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Joanna Heath
Ever since the Shillong Chamber Choir won India’s Got Talent in 2010, Northeast India has garnered a deserved reputation as a region rich in choral singing. This reputation can, in part, be traced back to the nineteenth century when Welsh missionaries working in various parts of the Northeast…
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Sebanti Chatterjee
Christianity is believed to have been introduced in India by Thomas, one of the Twelve Apostles, in the Malabar coast in 52 CE. Another version credits Bartholomew, another of the Apostles, with the introduction of the faith in the Konkan coast around the same time. Either way, scholars seem to be…
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O.D. Varkey
The rituals and customs of the Christian community, which are in synthesis with the cultural traditions of Kerala, have facets inseparably interwoven with Hindu culture. For example, similar to the thulasithara (an elevated platform on which basil is planted) in a Hindu home, there are…
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Dhanya Indu
Margamkali is a dance form practised by Syrian Christian men (in Kerala) since the fourth century in commemoration of their acceptance of Way of Christ. It is a dance form where the dancers traditionally danced around a small platform with a cross in the middle. In remembrance of the story of how…
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Dhanya Indu
Margamkali is a ritualistic dance form performed by the Saint Thomas Christians of Kerala on Christian days of celebration, and on the eve of weddings. Traditionally, it was performed around an elevated platform with a cross by twelve dancers representing the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ.…
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