Hindu

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Hindu

, Hindoo
1. a person who adheres to Hinduism
2. an inhabitant or native of Hindustan or India, esp one adhering to Hinduism
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In 1820 Ward and his partners noted that "the Hindoos themselves, amidst very much which is positively evil, have precepts in their books which a Christian would not be dishonoured by observing"; yet they were rather pessimistic about the possibility of making much use of such potential points of contact.
the wise men] proceeded to outrage a feeling as deep and fervent as the zeal of Islam or the exclusiveness of Hindoo caste, by giving to the ignorant, unskilled, and dependent race - a race who could not have lived a week without the support or charity of the dominant one - equality of political right
Ultimately, the two men produced eighteen stage works beginning with The Begum: A Hindoo Comic Opera in 1887 and ending with The Wedding Trip in 1911.
Declaring that "the Sin of modern poetry consists in exaggeration of sentiment, of passion, of description, of every thing," Grayson asserts his faith "in the ancient classical models" and upholds the neoclassicists Dryden and Pope while deploring "the renovated pagan deities of Keats" and "the Hindoo mythological monsters of Southey" (p.
In this regiment, it is harder to make corporal than it is for a Hindoo to get into heaven.
debut, and a Thomas Edison film, Hindoo Fakir(1906), the first movie produced about India.
Chapter three discusses what Shields conceives as the "didactic" literature of feeling (170): epistolary novels, especially Smollett's Humphry Clinker, Burney's Evelina, and Elizabeth Hamilton's Letters of a Hindoo Rajah.
Grecian piazzas, porticos, and pediments are not infrequently found fronting the dwellings of Moslem or Hindoo.
Oh, thou dark Hindoo half of nature, who of drowned bones hast builded thy separate throne somewhere in the heart of these unverdured seas; thou art an infidel, thou queen, and too truly speakest to me in the wide-slaughtering Typhoon, and the hushed burial of its after calm.
I have not yet met with a Hindoo who had one good quality and the Mussalmans are worse than they are".
Some years later, Jefferson wrote, "The insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, and infidel of every denomination.
This was a principled position: later in his Autobiography he made it clear that his thinking included "the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mahometan, the Hindoo, and infidel of every denomination.