Dietmar Rothermund

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Dietmar Rothermund is a German historian best known for his research in the economy of India.


Dietmar Rothermund was born on 20 January 1933 in Kassel. He studied history and philosophy in Marburg and Munich, then when to the University of Pennsylvania where he studied American society and received a PhD in 1959. in Philadelphia with a thesis on the social history of America. Shortly thereafter he traveled to India on a scholarship from the German Research Foundation. In 1963 Heidelberg University gave him an appointment as a research assistant and in 1968 he got tenure and was given the Chair of South Asian History.[1]




  1. ^ a b c Gieselmann, Martin (18 October 2011). "Federal Cross of Merit Awarded to Prof. Dr. Dietmar Rothermund". Retrieved 27 October 2011.