Overview for Ethnologia Tibetica
Ethnologia Tibetica presents anthropological research papers on Tibet by the author, which give singular insights into unusual aspects of social life on the roof of the world, such as charnel ground tradations, psychic sports or a study on the undeclared untouchables of Tibet. Narrations on the life of presents and herdsmen, humorous observations of Tibetan social behaviour patterns at the examples of gambling and love play, as well as expositions on sacred landscapes and pilgrimage sited with an extensive textual and historical study on Mount Kailaoea complement the author's cultural and sociological research based on extensive field studies over three decades in Tibet. The rich photo material by Andrea Loswries and Jens Benirschke illustrates these wondroud excursions into remote corners of the Snowland Tibet.
Andrea Loseries (Compiler)
Prof. Dr. Andrea Loseries, Head, Convener and Editor, Department of Indo-Tibetan Studies, Centre for Buddist Studies, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. She is an Austrian national, and has studied in Paris, santiniketan and Vienna. History of Asian Art, Museology, Tibetology, Indology and Ethnology (1971-1983). She is an expert on Buddhist Art and Tibetan Iconography, sian Languages and Civilisations, Cultural History and Buddhist Studies and has performed field studies and research projects in Tibet, Mongolia, Japan, India and in the Austrain Alps. She has published several monographies and over hundred research papers, has produced several ethnographical films, curated five major art exhibitions, was convener of three international conference and director of the cultural program of Kalachakra Graz 2002, next to her teaching activities at the University of Graz and the Academy of Buddhist Education, Salzburg (Austria) In 2006 she joined the Department of Indo-Tibetan Studies as Professor and Head. Author of Tibetan Mahayoga Tantra: An Ethno- Historical Study of Skulls, Bones and Relics, New Delhi,2008.
Lokesh Chandra (Foroward)
Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. He has to his credit over 400 works and text editions. Among them are classics like his Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature, Buddhist Iconography of Tibet, and the present Dictionary of Buddhist Art in about 20 volumes. Prof. Lokesh Chandra was nominated by the President of the Republic of India to the Parliament in 1974-80 and again in 1980-86. He has been a Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Presently he is Director, International Academy of Indian Culture.