BORSANI SCALABRINO, Giuseppina

BORSANI SCALABRINO, Giuseppina. Milano 9.5.1910 — 22.2.1991. Italian Indologist. Professor in Milano. Studied Sanskrit at Catholic University of Milano under A. Ballini, graduated in 1933. Soon Assistant, then Docent, and from 1954 the first woman in Italy with a Sanskrit chair, at Catholic University of Milano, where she taught until her retirement in 1980 (succeeded by Bonazzoli). At the time of her death she was working on an Italian translation of the Rigveda, which remained unfinished.

Publications: “Apsaras e Yakṣiṇī”, Aevum 10, 1936, 177-184.

Contributo allo studio sulla concezione e sullo sviluppo storico dell‘ Apsaras. 130 p. Pubbl. della Univ. Catt. 12:3. Milano 1938.

Prospetti e indice del Tipiṭaka. 265 p. Saggi e ricerche 12:1. Milano 1942.

translated (?): “Il libro della giovinezza di Rāma”, Convivium 5, 1949, 749-782 & 4, 1951, 578-610 and Aevum 27, 1953, 194-226; “Il Rāmāvatāra di Kṣemendra”, Aevum 3, 1959, 189-205; “Il Subhadrāharaṇa di Mādhava”, Rendic. Ist. Lomb. 94, 1960, 554-586; “Il Kādambarīkathāsāra di Abhinanda”, Rendic. Ist. Lomb. 96, 1962, 133-190.

– “Note comparative sulla Kādambarī e la sua epitome di Abhinanda”, IT 1, 1973, 141-153.

La storia di Rāma nel Narasiṁhapurāṇa. 83 p. Milano 1953.

La personalità di Gandhi nell’ India moderna. 61 p. [Torino 1962]; “Pensieri sacri e profani di Gandhi” Aevum 44, 1970, 357-363.

L’antica poesia gnomica dell’ India. 10 p. [Milano] 1966.

Le dottrine gnoseologiche della Mīmāṁsā. 29 p. Torino 1967.

Storia della filosofia indiana. 20+672 p. 55 pl. Milano 1976.

Aspects et évolutions du système Vedanta au cours des siècles du moyen âge. 77 p. Louvain-la-Neuve 1983.

Sources: bio-data and selected bibliography given by P. Magnone, one of her students.

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