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Prof. Dr. Dietmar Rothermund receives the Rabindranath Tagore-cultural price 2011
The Indo-German Society has awarded The Rabindranath Tagore Culture Prize 2011 to Prof. Dr. Rothermund. Rothermund is honoured with the prize for his outstanding work for supporting knowledge about India in Germany. The emeritus professor for South Asian History at the Heidelberg University has influenced the image of India in Germany during his 33-years of Teaching at SAI. He had helped to develop the South Asia-Institute to a leading centre for the Study of South Asia. Prof. Dr. Rothermund initiated the Heidelberg Südasiengespäche (Heidelberg South Asia Talks) to promote the exchange between representatives of science, economy and politics. His scientific activities including writings for general audiences find greater national and international resonance. Next to Prof. Rothermund this year the musician and producer Günther Paust was awarded with the Rabindranath Tagore Culture Prize 2011.

The Rabindranath Tagore Culture Prize is introduced by the Indo-German Society in the 1986 for unique contributions  for a deeper understanding of Indian cultures and ways of life in German speaking areas. The prize is named after the Poet and Nobel Prize Winner Rabindranath Tagore.

11 Oct 2011
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