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?