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Josephine Acosta Pasricha (born March 26, 1945) is a Filipino indologist who translated the "Ramacharitamanasa" of Tulasi Dasa, the Hindi translation of the Ramayana by Valmiki in Sanskrit, into the Filipino language.
Josephine Acosta Pasricha herself was mentored by Filipino indologist
Juan R. Francisco. She made a complete unpublished Filipino translation of the seven books of the "Ramacharitamanasa" of Tulasi Dasa, accompanied with contextual, intertextual and textual analysis, and cross-references with Sanskrit, Hindi and English translations.
An expert in the
Ramayana and the Mahabharata, she is also a Ford Foundation research scholar to the University of Delhi. She is currently teaching humanities in the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. In the undergraduate level, she teaches Art Appreciation, Aesthetics and Hermeneutics. In the graduate level, she teaches Advanced Aesthetics, Advanced Hermeneutics, Cultural Studies, Feminist Philosophy and Theology of the Body.
She is one of the editors of the
Filipino translation of Kama Sutra by Marvin Reyes and Paz Panganiban. The translation is based on the work of Vatsyayana and Sir Richard Burton.
The Theory of the Sublime in the Mahabharata
Introduction to Art Appreciation, co-author with Manolita Policarpio and Inez Pascual
Introduction to Art Appreciation and Aesthetics, co-author with Tomas Hernandez [1 ]
Kama Sutra, a Filipino translation
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