The 1988 Laureates / Creative Arts and Moral Sciences Category / Philosophy, History of Ideas (Ancient Indian and Greek)

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Paul Thieme

West Germany / March 18, 1905-2001
Indologist; Professor Emeritus, University of Tuebingen

“One of the Most Eminent Indologists of the 20th Century Who Made a Significant Contribution to the Comprehension of Indo-Aryan and the Ancient Indian Philosophy through His Detailed Studies of Vedic”
Through his rigorous approach to philosophical studies, he added immensely to our knowledge of Vedic and other classical Indian literature and provided a solid foundation to the study of the history of Indian thought. He has also trained many outstanding scholars and made a profound contribution to the academic world.

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

1905
Born in Berlin, Germany
1928
Doctor in Philosophy, Gottingen University
1932
Lecturer, Gottingen University
1932-1935
Lecturer, University of Allahabad (India)
1935-1940
Assistant professor, Breslau University (Poland)
1941-1953
Professor, University of Halle
1953-1954
Professor, University of Frankfurt
1954-1960
Professor, Yale University
1960-1975
Professor, University of Tubingen
1975-present
Professor Emeritus, University of Tubingen

AWARDS AND HONORS

1951
Foreign member of Sachsen Academy of Sciences
1977
The Rabindranath Tagore Medal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal
1984
Associate member of Bayern Academy of Sciences

MAJOR WORKS

1935
Panini and the Veda
1938
Der Fremdling im Rigveda
1949
Untersuchungen zur Wortkunde und Auslegung des Rigveda
1964
Gedichte aus dem Rig-Veda
1966
Upanishaden
1971
Kleine Schriften
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