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CV Prof. Dr. Dirk H.A. Kolff


CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal Details

Date of Birth 11 February 1938
Place of Birth Rotterdam
Nationality Dutch

Education

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Period 1983
Degree Ph.D.
Thesis Naukar, Rajput & Sepoy: The ethnohistory of the military labour market in Hindustan, 1450-1850. (Revised version published by Cambridge University Press in 1990)

 

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Period 1967
Degree Master of Arts

Work Experience

1995-present Secretary / treasurer of the European Association of South Asian Studies
1994-present Member of the Board of the Netherlands-India Friendship Association; 1998-2002 chairman.
1994-present Chairman of the International Centre of Leiden University
1971-present Lecturer of Indian history at Leiden University
1992-1997 Director of the Research School of Asian, African and Amerindian Studies (CNWS) at Leiden
1990 Appointed Professor at Leiden University
1968-1970 Library and archival research on Indian agrarian history in Bundelkhand, India
1967-1968 Library and archival research on Indian agrarian history in London

Publications

Publications in the fields of Dutch East India Company (VOC) history, a comparative history of British India and Dutch East Indies, on Johan Huizinga as Indologist, and on Colonial law in British India.

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