South India Observer

(1940–1943; 1951–1971; monthly; in English). Official organ of the South India Union. Before 1953 it was mimeographed; thereafter printed. It was semimonthly in 1955 to 1962; monthly from 1963 to 1971. From 1972 it again was produced as a bimonthly. Since the vast majority of the union membership does not read English, its function has been largely replaced by the vernacular language monthlies— Malayalam Messenger and Tamil Messenger. Its chief function presently is to keep workers and those members reading English informed of denominational happenings and to encourage them to a deeper commitment in Christian experience and service.

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.