Indianised version of Bible hit among ChristiansJuly 12th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 12 (ANI): An ”Indianised” version of the Bible released in India has become a huge hit among the Christian community here.
The Bible has proved to be extremely popular among the Catholics in Mumbai where over 15 000 copies were sold out within ten days of its release.
An interesting feature of this Bible is that it has drawn references to other religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
“What made it special because they have also drawn the Indian mythology into it. Its not only based on Bible all like you know foreign standards,” said Corin Mendonsa, a buyer of the book.
Another interesting thing about the book is that it depicts Mother Mary and other characters in typical Indian clothes.
“I wanted to buy only one copy, but after seeing the presentation, brought five copies. I felt happier because the pictures that are given are very impressive,” said Father Wilset, another buyer.
According to the catholic community this Bible is getting a good response from the market.
The new Bible, which has about 2,200 pages, costs just 250 Rupees. (ANI)