Eberhard Fischer
The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil presenting the Padma Shri Award to Dr. Eberhard Fischer, at an Investiture Ceremony-II, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 4 April 2012.
Born15 October 1941
Berlin, Germany
Occupation(s)Art historian, museologist
AwardsPadma Shri
WebsiteOfficial web site

Eberhard Fischer (born 15 October 1941) is a German art historian, ethnologist and author based in Switzerland.[1][2][better source needed] He is a former Director[3] and the incumbent President of Rietberg Society, Switzerland.[4] Fischer was honored by the Government of India, in 2012, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[5]


Eberhard Fischer was born in Berlin, Germany on 15 October 1941.[2] He is an ethnologist and art historian who is known to have researched on the heritages of India[6][7][8][9] and other African and Asian places.[10] He is a former Director of Rietberg Society and serves as its president.[4] He is also the Secretary General of the Swiss-Liechtenstein Foundation for Archaeological Research Abroad (SLSA).[11] Fischer has authored several books on art and ethnic heritage[12][13] and has contributed to the publication of many others.[14][15] He has also produced Nainsukh,[16] a 90 mins feature film in Dogri language with English subtitles, in 2010, with filmmaker Amit Dutta .[17] The Government of India awarded him the civilian honor of Padma Shri in 2012.[4][18] After receiving the award on 4 April 2012, Fischer donated his collection of over 40 books to Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.[18]


See also


  1. ^ "About the Author". University of Chicago Press. 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b German Wikipedia, 15 December 2014, Retrieved 15 December 2014
  3. ^ "Lost In Translation". Outlook India. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Museum Rietberg". Museum Rietberg. 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  6. ^ Eberhard Fischer (1977). Art and rituals: 2500 years of Jainism in India. International Publications Service. p. 80. ISBN 978-0800201784.
  7. ^ Eberhard Fischer (2008). The Temple of Devi-Kothi: Wall Paintings and Wooden Reliefs in a Himalayan Shrine of the Great Goddess in the Churah Region of the Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh (Artibus Asiae). University of Washington Press. p. 192. ISBN 978-3907077078.
  8. ^ Eberhard Fischer (Author), Haku Shah (Contributor), Jyotindra Jain (Contributor) (2014). Temple Tents for Goddesses in Gujarat, India. Niyogi Books. p. 300. ISBN 978-9383098156. ((cite book)): |author= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ Eberhard Fischer; Dinanath Pathy (2008). Amorous Delight: The Amarushataka Palm-Leaf Manuscript, Illustrated by the Master of Sharanakula in the 19th Century (Orissa, India) (Artibus Asiae). University of Washington Press. p. 256. ISBN 978-3907077214.
  10. ^ Eberhard Fischer (2008). Guro: Masks, Performances, and Master Carvers in Ivory Coast. Prestel. pp. 52o. ISBN 978-3791339412.
  11. ^ "Kuensel". Kuensel. 17 November 2014. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  12. ^ "List of Books on WorldCat". WorldCat. 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  13. ^ "List of Books on Amazon". Amazon. 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  14. ^ Dinanath Pathy (1981). Mural Paintings in Orissa. Foreword By Eberhard Fischer. Bhubaneshwar: Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi.
  15. ^ "Outlook India". Outlook India. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  16. ^ "IMDB". IMDB. 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  17. ^ Amit Dutta, Eberhard Fischer (2010). Nainsukh (Documentary). Kangra: Films Division. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  18. ^ a b "The Indian Express". The Indian Express. 8 April 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2014.

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