A few years ago, Teddie Rodrigues, a motorman for the Indian Railways published a book that traced the history of the East Indian Christians of Mumbai. Teddie’s wife, Dorothy Rodrigues soon followed in her husband’s footsteps and released a book focusing on East Indian cuisine.
Today, both these books are considered incredibly valuable additions to the limited literature available on the history and traditions of the East Indian Christians of Mumbai and are greatly appreciated by East Indians all over the world.
The Bombay East Indian Books site presents more information on the republishing of Teddie Rodrigues’ Trace – A historical review of East Indian Christians and Dorothy Rodrigues’ The East Indian Cookbook – II.
The East Indian Christians are considered one of the indigenous peoples of Mumbai, Maharashtra and their history is closely linked with the dawn of Christianity in India. There is scarce historical documentation of these people and their customs and traditions are just recently being curated and shared.
The Late Teddie Rodrigues and his wife, the Late Dorothy Rodrigues took it upon themselves to compile their vast knowledge of East Indian tradition and history into books. They wrote these books as a testament to their dedication towards preserving the rich and glorious legacy of the Bombay East Indians.
These books are now easily available in Mumbai thanks to the efforts of their daughter, Cassia Pereira and her husband Sunil Pereira. Feel free to browse this site to know more about the Rodrigues’ and their contribution towards East Indian knowledge.