The Compendio Spiritual Da Vide Christaa (Spiritual Compendium of the Christian life) is the earliest, surviving printed book in India. It was printed in 1622 by Gaspar Jorge de Leão Pereira, the Portuguese Archbishop of Tharangambadi in Tamil Nadu. The book is a compilation of the spiritual writings of St. Francis Xavier, the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
The book was printed in the Portuguese language using a printing press imported from Goa. It is believed to be the first book printed in India and is a significant milestone in the history of Indian printing. The book is a valuable source of information about the spiritual and religious beliefs of the people of India during the early 17th century.
The book was printed in two volumes and is currently housed in the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. It is an important source of information about the history of Christianity in India. The book contains detailed instructions on how to lead a spiritual life and is an important resource for those interested in the history of Christianity in India.
The book is a valuable resource for historians and scholars of Indian history and culture. It is a testament to the rich cultural heritage of India and a reminder of the importance of preserving our cultural heritage. The book is a reminder of the importance of preserving our cultural heritage and the need to continue to promote the values of tolerance and understanding between different cultures and religions.