Antony Mecherry S.J., Professor of Church History at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, received his PhD in Church History in 2016 from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. As a Jesuit belonging to the Province of Kerala, formerly called Malabar in South India, his research chiefly employs textual and contextual analysis of the dialectical tension between faith and culture adapting into it microhistorical approaches. He explores these themes against the backdrop of recent academic interest in the early modern Jesuit mission principle and praxis of accommodatio, as well as its offshoots: adaptation, inculturation and interculturation. His latest monograph is Testing Ground for Jesuit Accommodation in Early Modern India: Francisco Ros SJ in Malabar (16th–17th Centuries),Bibliotheca Instituti Historici Societas Iesu, vol. 79, Rome: Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu, 2019.