Re-reading Alkondavilli Govindacarya The Divine Wisdom of the Dravida Saints Madras: C.N. Press, 1902, XXIII + 216 pages.
A preliminary note: This is not a 'book review' as this is usually understood; it would make little sense to write on after over a century of the first publication of the work. It is an invitation to re-discover a reputable Hindu scholar who was eager to find in Christianity parallels to his own faith-tradition. His very choice of topics is intriguing. The range of Christian literature referred to and quoted from is amazing; I believe it is without parallel. The fact that the book was reprinted a century later and is still highly regarded by contemporary Srivaisnavas says something, too. This brief report is meant to encourage Christian scholars interested in Hindu-Christian dialogue to look into the work in order to see what spiritually-minded Hindus find attractive about Christianity.
Klostermaier, Klaus K.
"A Literary Hindu-Christian Dialogue A Century Ago: Still Actual?,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 24, Article 8.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1485