N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu May 27 14:49:21 UTC 1999

>When the Indian church became part of
>the Persian, it was natural that the apostle of the Persian church
>was introduced in India. Cosmas Indicopleustes in the sixth century
>was the first to make Thomas visiting South India, he also knew that
>the South Indian church was subject to the Persian. Thomas probably
>never visited India, but the tradition that he did is much earlier
>than the Portuguese.

Dear Prof. Karttunen,

Does Cosmas Indicopleustes talk of St. Thomas suffering near Madras?
What are the early sources for this myth of killing St. Thomas
near Chennai?

N. Ganesan

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