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The Hindu Pantheon (Sri Sarva Deva Sabha )
By Edward Moor
Printed for J.Johnson, London - 1810
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The Hindu Pantheon was a book written by Edward Moor, an early European scholar of Indian religion. The book was intended as an introduction to Hinduism for an English audience and was the first of its kind. It was published in London in 1810.
The Hindu Pantheon was illustrated with examples from Moor's own collection of Hindu artifacts, which are currently displayed in the British Museum. Many of the illustrations were engraved by William Blake.
The Hindu Pantheon is illustrative of the Enlightenment concept of education of foreign cultures and religions; it was significant as it sought to dispel any European preconceptions that Hinduism was a largely primitive pagan religion.
Edward Moor (1771–1848) was a British Indologist and a soldier for the East India Company, joining in 1782 as a cadet. He became a brevet-captain in 1796, having been wounded in 1791 at Dooridroog, a hill fort near Bangalore, and Gadjnoor (not Doridroog and Gadjmoor), as stated in the Dictionary of National Biography. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1806.