Prof. Dr. Dietmar Rothermund
Dietmar Rothermund completed his education in History and Philosophy in Marburg and Munich between and received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959.
His PhD dissertation focused on the incipient politicization of confessional groups in Pennsylvania in the late colonial phase and on the eve of American independence.
In 1963 after three years of studying in India with the support of the GRF, he came to Heidelberg University, where he became a research assistant at the Chair of History.
After his habilitation in January 1968, focused on the agrarian system of India in the colonial period, he was appointed Professor of South Asian History at the South Asia Institute. He retired in 2001. Dietmar Rothermund passed away on the 9th of March 2020.
* Obituary by Hermann Kulke (German)
*Obituary by Harald Fischer-Tiné in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies (English)