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. Apart from his work on India-Philippines cultural relations, Dr. Francisco wrote on language, identity, and culture.