Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

11. Where Does the Name "Hinduism" Come From?

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Will Sweetman [+-]
University of Otago
Will Sweetman is Professor of Asian Religions at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His research focusses on interactions between religions in India in the early modern period. He is author of Mapping Hinduism: ‘Hinduism’ and the Study of Indian Religions, 1600–1776 (Harrassowitz, 2003); and co-author (with R. Ilakkuvan) of Bibliotheca Malabarica: Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg’s Tamil Library (Institut Francais De Pondichery, 2012). He is working on a book provisionally entitled “Genealogies of Hinduism.”

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Hinduism is a fairly recent term for a tradition has much older historical roots. This chapter examines how the name came into use and the debate over its use.

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Sweetman, Will. 11. Where Does the Name "Hinduism" Come From?. Hinduism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 36-38 Aug 2022. ISBN 9781800502406. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41678. Date accessed: 29 Sep 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41678. Aug 2022

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