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Some folks on this site are saying:

  • This term was invented by Western Christian orientalists to denigrate the Hindu religion...

  • Paul Hacker coined Neo-Vedanta for spread of Christianity and obviously Wikipedia has Western bias...

but Wikipedia says:

The term "Neo-Vedanta" appears to have arisen in Bengal in the 19th century, where it was used by both Indians and Europeans. According to Halbfass the term was invented by a Bengali, Brajendra Nath Seal (1864–1938), who used the term to characterise the literary work of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838–1894).

So was 'neo-vedanta' first used by a resident Indian or a European/foreigner?

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