Dr. Betty Heimann

Title: Dr.
Prename: Betty
Surname: Heimann
Profession: Philologist, indologist, professor
Birthday: 03/29/1888
Place of birth: Wandsbek bei Hamburg
Date of death: 05/19/1961
Place of death: Sirmione, Italien
Education: University studies (classical philology, Indology) in Kiel, Heidelberg, Göttingen, Bonn, and Hamburg; 1919 state examination in philosophy, Ancient Greek, and Latin; 1921 doctorate in Kiel
Career: 1921–23 assistant and librarian to the professor of classical Semitic studies in Kiel; 1923 university lecturer qualification (*Habilitation*) in Halle; 1923–33 lecturer, from 1926 special responsibility for Indian philosophy; 1931–33 professor extraordinarius, Hamburg University; 1931–32 International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Senior International Fellowship in India; 1933 permission to lecture revoked, emigrates to Britain and takes refuge in Crosby Hall, supported by British Federation of University Women (BFUW) German Scholar Residential Fellowship; 1939 British citizenship; 1933–45 lecturer in Indian philosophy, universities of London, Oxford, Rome (1935), and Brussels (1938); 1946 full-time lectureship, University of London; 1947–49 professor, University of Colombo, Ceylon; 1949 retires and returns to Britain; 1957 appointed full professor by Halle University retrospectively (backdated to 1935)
Biographical literature: “Betty Heimann,” in *Biographisches Handbuch der deutschsprachigen Emigration nach 1933. International Biographical Dictionary of Central European Emigrés 1933–1945*, ed. Werner Röder and Herbert A. Strauss (Munich: Saur, 1983), vol. 2, 477; [“Betty Heimann,” *Neue Deutsche Biographie*](http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfz115760.html)
Major works: *Madhvas (Anandatirthas) Kommentar zur Kathaka-Upanisad. Sanskrit-Text in Transkription nebst Übersetzung und Noten* (diss.; Leipzig: Harrassowitz, 1921); *Die Tiefschlafspekulation der alten Upanisaden* (Munich: Schloss, 1922); *Über den Geschmack* (Berlin: W. de Gruyter, 1924); “Zur Struktur des indischen Denkens,” *Kantstudien* 30 (1925); *Facets of Indian Thought* (1964); *Indian and Western Philosophy* (London: Allen & Unwin, 1937); *The Significance of Prefixes in Sanskrit Philosophical Terminology* (London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1951)