[Ads-l] Antedating of "Hinduism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 25 18:39:05 UTC 2015

Hinduism (OED 1829)

1787 Charles Grant _Letter to William Wilberforce_ 17 Sept. in Henry Morris _The Life of Charles Grant (1904) 110  Some oppose it on the plea that Hindooism is a very good system, that is, that the few moral precepts which glimmer amongst an infinity of absurdities and enormities, are a sufficient Code for future happiness.

Fred Shapiro

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