The Rachol Seminary is located in the picturesque village of Rachol on the banks of river Zuari. The seminary is a centre of learning in philosophy and theology. The Rachol Seminary joined the print revolution in India soon after its foundation. The Printing Press functioned from 1616 till 1674 and made important contribution to the production and publication of Konkani literature. It was the third of its kind in Goa. Although the printed works were primarily at the service of mission to spread Christianity in Goa, one can still find the preservation of sets of stories of the Mahabharata and Ramayana regarded as the first works of prose in Konkani. Thomas Stephens wrote the famous Konkani Catechism book “Doutrina Christam” and composed a pioneering work on Konkani grammar.
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