In this context, probably out of my limited scholarship in historical matters pertaining to our country, I have noticed that there are very few factual recordings of actual meetings between the Travancore Rajas and the foreign dignitaries mentioning the conversations in the first person; at least not much are made public by the royal courts. Some interesting notes could be had from the account of Father Paolino Da San Bartolomeo, a barefooted Carmelite, who resided in Malabar, Cochin and Travancore, between 1776 and 1789, during the reign of Karthika Tirunal Rama Varma Rajah popularly known as Dharma Raja.
Filip Vezdin (1748-1806), with the monastic name Paulin of St. Bartholomew, a pioneer of European Indology, was born in a Croatian village of Cimov in Austria. He is the author of Sidharubam seu gramatica samscrdamica, the first printed Sanskrit grammar in Europe, published in 1790 in Rome.
The enemies of the Rajah
Missionary Affairs and the Audience of the King of Travancore