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Lohia as a Doctoral Student in Berlin

Details on Rammanohar Lohia's time in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s as a doctoral student at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität are sketchy at best though it was a time of great social and political upheaval in Germany. Yet putting together the few written records available with some intelligent conjecture, it is reasonable to conclude that his three and a half years in the German capital had a decisive influence on the development of his mindset, his habits and his affinities as a grown-up man. His exposure to an education system and society that had no parallel to what he was familiar with widened his mental horizon and contributed to making him the holistic thinker he was.

POLITICS AND IDEAS OF RAMMANOHAR LOHIA

Lohia as a Doctoral Student in Berlin

Joachim Oesterheld

Details on Rammanohar Lohia’s time in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s as a doctoral student at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität are sketchy at best though it was a time of great social and political upheaval in Germany. Yet putting together the few written records available with some intelligent conjecture, it is reasonable to conclude that his three and a half years in the German capital had a decisive influence on the development of his mindset, his habits and his affinities as a grown-up man. His exposure to an education system and society that had no parallel to what he was familiar with widened his mental horizon and contributed to making him the holistic thinker he was.

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