02 March, 2021

The Latters Of Thoma

The Nasrani journey to prosperity has a touch of the Damascene about it

Sivaram V.
The Latters Of Thoma
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Spot A Syrian Christian

  • Spreading wings: Can be found in every field—hospitality, plantations, jewellery, construction, media.
  • Trustworthy and hardworking: He fears a moral authority above. You can trust him with your soul, but don’t expect him to trust you.
  • Tall claims: Will claim superiority. Will ‘know’ every high connection.
  • Confident: With a partly non-Indian appellation, they have a robust sense of national identity.
  • Smart: Stylish and well turned out. She takes pride in her cooking and throws fabulous parties.

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It is said, in the grand tradition of apocrypha, that long, long before Christianity wore the vestments of Rome’s official state religion, the Gospel of Christ arrived in Kerala on a Syrian boat and seeped into its being like tea from a teabag (with due credit to Arundhati Roy’s The God Of Small...

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