Header menu link for other important links

Hi Mho Jhi Kudd: Thomas Stephens’s translated Flesh, or, coconuts in Goa

Published in Springer

This essay attends to the flesh of Thomas Stephens, also known as Tomás Estêvão, also known as Pâtri Guru. Stephens, a dissident Catholic, fled his native England in 1575 and eventually joined the Jesuit mission in Portuguese Goa in India, where he spent the rest of his life. He became a student of Indian languages and wrote an epic 11,000-stanza poem, the Kristapurana, in Marathi. The poem is a story of transformed flesh – not just the flesh of the Jesus commemorated in his poem but also Stephens’ own, altered by his exposure to new cultures and a radically new climate. It is, additionally, a story of the transformative power of non-human flesh: the flesh of the coconut.

About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetPostmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies volume
PublisherData powered by TypesetSpringer
Open AccessNo