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India and the Philippines: The Writings of Dr. Juan Francisco | A Free PDF Compilation

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Dr. Juan R. Francisco was Professor of Indology at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. He obtained his PhD in Sanskrit from the University of Madras (Chennai), in India. Professor Francisco conducted invaluable research on the Indian influences in Philippine culture, especially on the Maranaw version of the Indian epic, Ramayana. He is the author of "From Ayodhya To Pulo Agama-Niog: Rama's Journey To The Philippines" (1994). 

Below are the articles Dr. Francisco published in Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the journal published since 1963 by the UP Asian Center. Apart from his work on India-Philippines cultural relations, Dr. Francisco wrote on language, identity, and culture.


The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Get an overview of these programs. The Asian Center also houses a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia. It has published several books and monographs, and hosts or organizes various lectures and conferences.  

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