Hindu Human Rights celebrated the first dictionary entry of the word Hinduphobia in mid 2021. Lexico online dictionary, powered by Oxford University Press, recognises the origins of Hinduphobia are mid-19th Century. This is around six decades before the Lexico origins of Islamophobia in 1920s. So why has it taken this long for the human rights […]
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HHR are excited to announce that the origins of Hinduphobia, which are 1866 have been duly updated at Lexico online dictionary, powered by Oxford. Formerly Oxford English Dictionary used our literature review from 2020 with the date of 1883 and we were delighted to announce that an entry was made at Lexico mid 2021. Having […]
What is Hinduphobia? Is it a made up word? Did someone coin it recently? The answer is that Hinduphobia was coined in 1866 by Sir Edward Sullivan talking about James Mills and it wasn’t made up by anyone from India or a Hindu. Hinduphobia ranges from crimes against humanity like genocide and atrocities and ethnic cleansing to subtle forms of racial and religious vilification like micro-aggressions. Hinduphobia is a subset of xenophobia and it includes other forms of prejudice like racism, paganphobia, anti-indigenous sentiment, anti-immigrant sentiment and the predominant perpetrators are usually religious bigots or eurocentric racists.