Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von#
b. Vienna, July 27, 1909, ethnologist who explored India and the Himalayas, 1945-1950 professor in Hyderabad (India). From 1950-1976 held a chair at the London School of Oriental and African Studies. Has conducted large-scale field studies in Assam, in the Deccan, in the Himalayas and especially in Nepal and was accompanied by his wife on most of his expeditions.
Works#The Sherpas of Nepal, 1964; Himalayan Traders, 1975; The Sherpas Transformed, 1984.