[INDOLOGY] hin+du

patrick mccartney psdmccartney at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 03:00:52 UTC 2016

Dear Friends,

Has anyone ever come across this parsing of 'Hindu' before? I was under the
impression that 'Hindu' had an alternate etymology.

In Sanskrut, the word Hindu is broken up as hin + du. 'Hin' means to remove
and 'du' means darkness. In other words, anyone who makes efforts to remove
the darkness of spiritual ignorance (that is, a seeker), is a Hindu.


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All the best,

Patrick McCartney

PhD Candidate
School of Culture, History & Language
College of the Asia-Pacific
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia, 0200

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