ZIMMERMANN, Robert. S.J. Döttingen, Aargau 24.10.1874 — Feldkirch, Austria 8.2.1931. S.J. Swiss Indologist, Missionary, and Catholic Priest in India. Brother of Otto Z. (1873–1932), a Jesuit and religious author. Himself joined S.J. in 1???. Studied Indology at Berlin. Ph.D. 1913 Berlin. Professor of Sanskrit at St.Xavier College of Bombay University. Returned from India in 1927 (?). In India he was among the collaborators of the Critical Mahābhārata.
Publications: diss. Die Quellen der Mahānārāyaṇa-Upaniṣad und das Verhältnis der verschiedenen Rezensionen zu einander. 177 p. Lp. 1913.
– ed. and revised Peterson’s Second Selection of Hymns from Rigveda. 314+157 p. Bombay 1922.
Sources: D.G.K. 1928/29; JBRAS 7, 1931, 63; JAnthropSocBombay 14:7, 1932, 928.