HERBERT, Jean Daniel Fernand. Paris 27.6.1897 — Geneva 21.8.1980. French Scholar of Religion. Between world wars worked in various international organizations, in 1930 became interested in Buddhism. Travelled in India and China. During the war living in Midi studying Hinduism. Participated in the foundation of U.N. on behalf of France. From the late 1940s worked as interpreter for U.N. in Geneva, retired 1954. Now traveled and authored many books, in 1954-64 also taught Eastern Mythologies at University of Geneva.
Publications: Spiritualité hindoue. 1947.
– Nārada. Précédé d’une étude sur les Avatārs de Vishnou. Lyon 1949.
– La notion de la vie future dans l’Hindouisme. 3rd ed. 105 p. P. 1950.
– books on modern Hindu teachers, etc.
Sources: French Wikipedia briefly, English with more detail.