Is Neo-Vedanta a sect of Hinduism?

This wikipedia article says this:

Neo-Vedanta..... are terms to characterize interpretations of Hinduism that developed in the 19th century. Some scholars argue that these modern interpretations incorporate western ideas[4] into traditional Indian religions, especially Advaita Vedanta, which is asserted as central or fundamental to Hindu culture.[5]

And then it says:

Although neo-Vedanta proper developed in the 19th century in response to western colonialism, it has got deeper origins in the Muslim period of India.[7]

So, Neo-Vedanta seems to be a de-facto sect of Hinduism.

  • again, 'Neo-Vedantism' is a term coined by Western scholars that is meant to demean Hinduism and Hindu beliefs. There are no sects or schools of Neo-Vedantists... Dec 9, 2018 at 5:47
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    A sect has to start from God. You urself say tht Neo-V was developed very recently by some human beings... Thn how can it be a sect?
    – Rickross
    Dec 9, 2018 at 6:21
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    It's not a sect, it's a label used by Westerners and some Advaitins on Vivekananda's followers.
    – user9969
    Dec 9, 2018 at 13:41
  • @SwamiVishwananda So then what would you call those teachings?
    – Ikshvaku
    Dec 9, 2018 at 13:57
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    @SwamiVishwananda it would be useful if you write an answer to explain. I found this article is somewhat helpful.
    – Pandya
    Dec 9, 2018 at 13:59


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