Géza Bethlenfalvy


November 27, 2021

Géza Bethlenfalvy (Hunfalva, February 10, 1936 - November 18, 2021) is an orientalist and university professor. Career His parents were László Bethlenfalvy and Klára Száhlender. Between 1956 and 1963 he studied Hungarian Indology at Eötvös Loránd University. Between 1963 and 2006, he was a researcher at the Department of Altaist Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Central Asia, Eötvös Loránd University. Between 1968 and 1974 he was the secretary of the Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Society, between 1984 and 1991 he was the general secretary, from 1991 to 1995 and from 2007 he was the vice-president. Between 1974 and 1980, he was a Hungarian lecturer at the University of Delhi. Between 1992 and 1995, he was the vice-president of the Hungarian Society of Religious Studies. From 1994 to 2000, he worked as the director of the Hungarian Information and Cultural Center in Delhi. Research field: India, Tibet, Mongolia.

His works

Tibetan Book Illustrations (1972) A Painter's Pilgrimage (1978) A Catalog of the Urga Kanjur (1980) India in Hungarian Learning and Literature (1980) Charles Fabri, Life and Works (1981) The Hand-List of the Ulan-Bator Manuscript of the Kanjur Rgyal-rtse Them-spangs-ma (1982) The Joy of Pure Life (1989) Enchanted by India: Ervin Baktay (1890–1963) (1992) Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Csoma de Kőrös. Academic Publisher ISBN 9630535734 India and the Hungarian Revolution, 1956. Documents from the archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of India. 2006. Argumentum Scientific Book and Journal Publisher. ISBN 963446405X M.A.Rahman: Hungary 1956–1959 Memories of an Indian Diplomat - editor Mystical India - through the art of two Hungarian painters; catalog Géza Bethlenfalvy, Ernő Marosi, Zsuzsanna Renner, ed. Zsuzsanna Renner; Ferenc Hopp Museum of East Asian Art, Bp., 2007 A Tibeto-Mongolian picture-book of hell; bev. Géza Bethlenfalvy, Alice Sárközi; Institute of Ethnology HAS, Bp., 2010 (Treasures of Mongolian culture and Tibetan-Mongolian Buddhism) Elizabeth Brunner; catalog Géza Bethlenfalvy, Katalin Gellér, Csilla Kőfalvi; Kanizsa Cultural Center, Nagykanizsa, 2011 Hundia; Géza Bethlenfalvy, Bp., 2013


Kőrös Csoma Sándor Award (1990) Kőrös Memorial Medal (2003)



MTI Who is who 2009. Ed. Hermann Peter. Budapest: Hungarian Telegraph Office. 2008. ISBN 978-963-1787-283 CV Géza Bethlenfalvy: Tomb in Darjeeling Terebess e-store

More information

Lake of lotus under blue mountains. Studies in honor of Géza Bethlenfalvy; ed. Beáta Kakas, Zsolt Szilágyi; L'Harmattan, Bp., 2015

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