P. J. Thomas, Parakunnel, B. A., B. Litt. (Oxon.), D. Phil. (Oxon.) [പി. ജെ. തോമസ്, പാറക്കുന്നേല്‍, ബി. എ., ബി. ലിറ്റ്., ഡി. ഫില്‍. / பி. ஜெ. தோமஸ், பாறக்குன்னேல், பி. எ., பி. லிட்ட்., டி. பில். / पि. जे. थोमस्, पारक्कुन्नेल्, बि. ए., बि. लिट्ट्., डि. फिल्.]

(25th February 1895 - 26th July 1965)


  1. `The Indian calico trade and its influence on English history', B. Litt. thesis, Oxford, 1922. `Mercantilism and the East India trade', P. S. King and Son Ltd., London, 1926; Reprints of Economics Classics, Frank Cass and Co. Ltd., London, 1963 / A. M. Kelley, New York, 1965. Review.
  2. `The South Indian tradition of the Apostle Thomas', Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, London, England, 1924, Centenary supplement, pp. 213-223.
  3. `The beginnings of calico-printing in England', English historical review, XXXIX(154), April 1924, pp. 206-216.
  4. `Was the Apostle St. Thomas in South India', Madras, 1929.
  5. `An ancient monastery of St. Thomas in Mylapore', Madras, 1934.
  6. `The problem of rural indebtedness', Madras, 1934.
  7. `India in the world depression', The Economic Journal, Vol. 45, No. 179, Sep. 1935, pp. 469-483.
  8. `മലയാള സാഹിത്യവും ക്രിസ്ത്യാനികളും' [Malayalam literature and Christians], Second edition, SPCS, Kottayam, 1961. First Edition: St. Mary's Press, Athirampuzha, 1935.
  9. `Economic depression in the Madras presidency (1825-54)', with B. Natarajan, The Economic History Review, VII(1), Nov. 1936, pp. 67-75.
  10. `മലബാറിലെ മാര്‍ തോമ്മാ ക്രിസ്ത്യാനികളുടെ കല്യാണാചാരങ്ങള്‍' [The marriage customs of the St. Thomas Christians of Malabar], Madras, 1936.
  11. `Indian currency in the depression', The Economic Journal, Vol. 48, No. 190, Jun. 1938, pp. 237-248.
  12. `The growth of federal finance in India: being a survey of India's public finances from 1833 to 1939', Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, Madras, 1939. Partly composed as D. Phil. thesis, Oxford, 1924.
  13. `Indian agricultural statistics: an introductory study', with N. Sundararama Sastry, University of Madras, Madras, 1939. Review.
  14. `Economic results of prohibition in the Salem District (Oct. 1937- Sept. 1938)', University of Madras economics series, no. 2, Madras, 1940.
  15. `Commodity prices in South India, 1918-1938', with N. Sundararama Sastry, University of Madras economics series, no. 3, Madras, 1940.
  16. `Some South Indian villages: a resurvey', with R. C. Ramakrishnan, University of Madras economics series, no. 4, Madras, 1940. Review.
  17. `Studies in the price of rice in South India', Sankhya: the Indian journal of statistics, V(3), 1940, pp. 195-200.
  18. `The census as an agency for economic planning', Sankhya: the Indian journal of statistics, V(3), 1940, pp. 247-248.
  19. `Report on the regulation of the stock market in India', Department of Finance, Government of India, 1948.
  20. `India's basic industries', Orient Longman, Calcutta, 1948.
  21. `Kerala's trading class', Journal of the Rama Varma Archaeological Society, XIV (1948), Trichur.
  22. `St. Thomas the Apostle: A souvenir of the 19th century of his arrival in India', Ernakulam, 1952.

  • Parakunnel Thommen Ouseph, Pakalomattam; Forane Church of St. Mary; Kuravilangad
  • St. Ephrem's High School, Mannanam
  • Intermediate; C. M. S. College, Kottayam (1910-1912)
  • B. A.; Department of Economics, St. Joseph's College, Trichinopoly (1912-1916)
  • Lecturer; University College, Trivandrum (1916-1920)
  • B. Litt.; Balliol College, University of Oxford (1920-1922)
  • D. Phil.; University of Oxford (1922-1924)
  • Professor, University of Ceylon (1924-1927)
  • Professor, University of Madras (1927-1942)
  • Member, Madras Legislative Council (1937-1942)
  • Adviser, Department of Finance, Government of India (1942-1948)
  • Founder-Principal, St. Thomas College, Palai (1950-1952)
  • Member, Rajya Sabha (1957-1962)
  • Marampally, Alwaye