It is regarded as the first travelogue in any Indian language. It was written in the 18th century  but then forgotten, being re-discovered in and first printed in by Luka Mathai Plathottam at Athirampuzha St Marys Press in the year Long before the debates on nationalism shaking the intellectual circles of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Thoma Kathanar vehemently argued that foreigners should be kept away from India and that it should be ruled only by Indians. The first work in the genre Varthamanappusthakam was written by P. Thoma Kathanar —99 in the latter part of the eighteenth century but its existence was totally forgotten by later generations. It was discovered in and was printed next year.
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It elaborates all that happened after the death of Florence including the journey of Malpan Cariattil and Cathanar Paremmakkal to Europe with the events connected with it and ends with their return journey until they sighted the island of Ceylon.
He was ordained as a priest in and was the pastor of a few churches including his native church at Kadanad. Up on return, Paremmakkal resided at Angamali. In , the representatives of all churches assembled at Angamali and executed the famous Padiyola. All their grievances beginning from the death of Mar Abraham is addressed in Padiyola.
They asked the Queen of Portugal to nominate Paremakkal as the archbishop, and in case the Queen did not agree, they decided to re course to Chaldean Patriarch.
In due course, the Carmelities got assurance from Portugal through Rome that Paremmakkal would not be made archbishop. He moved to Ramapuram towards the end of his life and administrated the Church from there. He died at Ramapuram on March 20th On March 26 , the body was exhumed and the remains were taken out and deposited in the wall of the sanctuary of old church at Ramapuram.
No native was appointed as his successor and was followed by Carmelities. They alleged that their priests were treated so badly that even one was killed at the instigation of the Vicar Apostolic. Those under the Archdeacon were ruled by the successors of Mar Thomas I. Contents After many deliberations at different places, the Malabar Church assembly resolved to send a delegation to Rome. They were authorized to do anything appropriate for the good of the Malabar Church. The main concerns were reunion with Mar Thomas VI and matters concerning the Arch diocese of Crangangore which had remained vacant.
Two boys were also sent with them to be admitted to the Propaganda College, Rome. The delegates, the two boys and several others traveled through land visiting Periamala and Chinnamala, and finally in search of a ship in any of the ports at Coramondal Coast. They took a Portuguese ship at Chinnapattanam near Madras.
Then they went to Bahia in Brazil. From Bahia, they reached Lisbon in Portugal, where they submitted their petition to the Queen of Portugal. Then they went to Genova and from there, to Rome. Their journey to the destination took more than a year. There were many enemies who were mighty and powerful.
However, the Portuguese government took an interest in the matter. While in Rome, both of them were able to revoke the nomination of Carmelitie John as the Vicar Apostolic of Malabar in place of Francis Sales, who was advised to resign in Cariattil and Paremmakkal returned to Lisbon from Rome. In Lisbon, Cariattil was nominated and consecrated as the Archbishop of Cranganore in The enemies and difficulties only increased after this. On their way back home, they stayed in Goa where Mar Cariattil died.
Introduction The Introduction is written by Dr. Placid J Podipara. The history section include subsections for 1. Home and Habitat 2. Early History 3. Liturgy 4. Hierarchey 5. Gate of All India 6. Administration 7. Privilages 8. The Portuguese 9. Bishops- Goan Councils The Archdeacon Dom Menezis in Malabar Diamper Authors Preface Chapters I. On what happened at Verapoly after the death of Msgr.
That by virtue of the invitation of the churches assembled at Alangat all the churches of Malabar assembled at Angamale III. On what happened after the assembly at Angamale had begun the deliberations IV. The church assembly of Edappalli takes its complaints to the representatives of the churches assembled at Angamale V.
On what happened after the Padres had arrived at Angamale VI. On what happened at Angamale after the Padres handed over the Padiola to the representatives of the churches and before the assembled took leave of each other.
On what happened at Angamale after the blessing and the banquet.. On what happened after Francis Sales. On what happened after the bishop was made to stay at Alangat X. On what happened after the civil authority had heard of the solemn conducting of the bishop from Verapoly to Alangat XI.
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