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Annie Rachel Royson
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Annie Rachel Royson
In the year 1579, Thomas Stephens (1549–1619), a young Jesuit priest, landed on the shores of Goa with the aim of preaching Christianity to the local subjects of the Portuguese colony. Little did he know that in the next four decades he would transform into a ‘devotee of the Marathi language’[1],…
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Annie Rachel Royson
Kristapurana (1616), a poetic retelling of the Christian Bible in Marathi, is a missionary composition from seventeenth-century Goa by the Jesuit Thomas Stephens (1549–1619). Written in verse in the Puranic style, this text has a total of 10,962 stanzas (ovi), and is one of the earliest printed…
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