[INDOLOGY] Origin of the term "Indology"

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at uchicago.edu
Fri Aug 22 16:07:38 UTC 2014

David Smith has asked that I post the following on his behalf:

A quick look at gallica.bn.fr shows that in the Mercure de France, 15 May 1925, P. Masson-Oursel, in a section headed "Indianisme", notes in a footnote to p. 250 that the death of F. Lacôte is "une perte cruelle pour l'indologie".

David Smith
Retired Reader in South Asian Religions
Lancaster University
d.smith at lancaster.ac.uk

Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d'études,
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago


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