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Goan Christian Marathi Vilapika: During the 17th Century

 
S.M. Tadkodkar (Author)
Synopsis

This book is a faithful reproduction of original texts of Christian Marathi Vilapika (Passion of Christ), written by Catholic missionaries during the 17th century in Marathi language and Roman script, while the Portuguese were ruling Goa.

Dr. S.M. Tadkodkar, an ardent research student of Christian Marathi literature of the 17th century, has offered in this book edited copies of three poems based on sublime pathos of the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. He also transliterated the texts into the Devanagari script.

Dr. Tadkodkar has restored original texts after following principles of textual criticism. The author has also investigated linguistic form of the 17th century in Goa to explore whether it resembles with that of 12th and 13th centuries Marathi language in Maharashtra.

The linguistic erudition reflected in these consolidated texts would emerge as a patient study of the 17th century enriched with glossary and copious notes.

This attempt should be considered as the valuable contribution to the understanding of vernacular languages, which offer potentially abundant material for specialized linguistics.

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Bibliographic information

Title Goan Christian Marathi Vilapika: During the 17th Century
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176464988
length xvi+372p., Tables; Figures.