Sergey Minov (ed.). Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity. Jerusalem: Center for the Study of Christianity, Hebrew University. http://www.csc.org.il/db/db.aspx?db=SB
This bibliography has 17,000+ entries, of which more than 500 entries are related to Kerala. It is a useful resource for scholars of Syriac Christianity as well as interdisciplinary studies.
Suriyani or Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic, was widely used in the Middle East until 8th century, before Arabic replaced it. Syriac is the liturgical language of a number of Christian Churches in India.
Malayalam was popularly written using an extended Syriac alphabet until the end of the 19th century; the method is called Karson or Karsoni. A number of books were also written in Karson Malayalam. Vedatharkkam by Mar Yousep Kariyatti is one of the surviving Karson books.
Kerala-keyworded entries: http://www.csc.org.il/db/browse.aspx?db=sb&sK=Kerala&sT=keywords
Reposted from Kerala Scholars eGroup