Which country started printing press in India?
It is known that Francis Xavier taught the Bible in Tharangambadi, around 1542, in Tamil Nadu. Also when the Viceroy of Goa opened schools for Indians on behalf of King Joao III of Portugal, Francis Xavier forced Portugal to make printing presses accessible to India, Ethiopia and Japan.
Which was the first book printed in India?
The first book printed in India was Conclusões e outras coisas Printing in Goa during 1556 CE (cc Prasanna Sivakumar). The first book printed in India in an Indian language was tampirAn vaNakkam (தம்பிரான் வணக்கம்) in 1578, a 16-page translation of the Portuguese “Doctrina Christam”.
Which is the oldest book in India?
For the purpose of this list, we consider all books written in India up to and including the Mughal era as being ‘ancient books’.