This paper encapsulates the core themes of the provided text, which delves into the preservation of Salesian historical records and the state of Salesian historiography in India.
The text acknowledges the dedicated efforts of the Salesians in safeguarding their heritage through meticulous archive maintenance, library organization, and historical research, driven by the interest of superiors and General Chapters. However, the paper points out the absence of a national or regional historical institute in India dedicated to documenting the extensive activities of the Salesian Congregation in the country.
Reference time period: 1900 – 2012
T. Anchukandam, “State of salesian historiography in India – problems, and a success story: a history of the salesians of Don Bosco in India from the beginning to 1951-52 by Joseph Thekkedath SDB” in “La storiografia salesiana tra studi e documentazione nella stagione postconciliare“, LAS, Roma, 2014, 529-541.