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Congratulations to Prof. Dietmar Rothermund
We congratulate Prof. Dietmar Rothermund on the occasion of his 85th birthday. Dietmar Rothermund taught and conducted research at the South Asia Institute from 1968 until his retirement in 2001 and also served as the institute’s Executive Director.

In the article „Greeting India’s German friend on his 85th Geburtstag“ in the Indian newspaper The Tribune, Prof. Dr. Partha S. Ghosh portrays Prof. Rothermund and appreciates his outstanding achievments in his career.

Dietmar Rothermund studied history and philosophy in Marburg and Munich. In 1959 he earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with a thesis on the social history of America. Since 1968, he was given the Chair of South Asian History shortly thereafter. Among the focus areas of Prof. Rothermund's research are the history of Indian political ideas, the country’s agricultural system during the colonial period, the person of Mahatma Gandhi and Indian economic history.
In 2011, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Rothermund received the Federal Cross of Merit for his achievements at the South Asia Institute, the dissemination of knowledge on India in Germany, and for his impressive scientific work.

22 Jan 2018
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