First, I am refering to manuscripts that predate
the arrival of Islam in India, and go back roughly 2,000 years before Notovich. I believe all the books on Jesus in India refer back to the same sources. They are quoted again and again, and most predate Islam.
Anything regarding Thomas and Jesus in India is especially significant.
Here is a quote from this source:
The Calendar in India
Simultaneously with the descent of Sakas into India, Parthians (Pahlavas) or Suren appear from the west, and some of them become established in India independent (or not) of the Parthian King. The Parthians spoke a "North-Western" Iranian language, though its origin was far south of the Scythians. The sources are sometimes confused about which Indian rulers are Sakas and which are Parthians, since they are never attested as which. Gudnaphar (Greek Gondophernes), who traditionally is supposed to have welcomed the Apostle Thomas to India, seems to have been Parthian. The legend of the mission of Thomas to India is now of renewed interest because of the discovery of the text of the Gospel of Thomas, one of the Gnostic Gospels, in Egypt in 1945.
There was a carving on the temple stairs in Srinagar that was since destroyed by fundamentalists, but some photos of the original still exist.
It notes that part of the temple was dedicated to Marjan's son, Eli-kim. In a previous post here I mentioned that I sought a relationship between the son of Marjan mentioned in India as Eli-Kim, and the son of Jesus known to Saul as Eli-Mar. They appear to be the same son. I felt this was a tremendous breakthrough in this research. I personally am very excited about it and still trying to build a solid bloodline link from this son to modern claiments. If we can get DNA from just one or two linked tombs, then we may have validation.
Let's see where this line of investigation goes over the next few months.
Then you have to reference texts to determine who was Marjan and why she would be connected with that particular temple... it turns out that she was the wife chosen for Issa-Yuz Asaf. According to the above mentioned Thomas texts, Jesus and Thomas were at the court of Gondopharnes (another king of India) and visited this very same temple to do repairs. We are connecting the dots slowly but surely.
The Bhavishaya Maha Purana
was written in the first and second centuries, and quotes Jesus directly when he spoke with a local king. It was written at the time of King Shalawahein that he met Jesus in the mountains and selected the wife, Maarjan, for him. This was written during the Shaka era begun in the reign of King Kanishka, about 78 AD.
There's more, especially regarding links between the Bible and the Mahabharata .... but the above may serve as a start in the right direction.
All the best,