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Annie Besant : a biography
Annie Besant : a biography
by:Taylor, Anne
In her long life, Annie Besant embraced political, religious, and social causes with equal conviction and sincerity, courting ridicule and controversy by actively promoting unpopular ideas. At 26 she fled the shelter of marriage to an Anglican clergyman and renounced her religious upbringing by joining the National Secular Society. Under the influence of its president, Charles Bradlaugh, she wrote and lectured for the cause of Freethought, and in 1876, achieved nationwide fame by defending birth control in a public court. She converted to socialism and through her friendship with Bernard Shaw joined the Fabian Society. In 1888 Besant played a leading role in the Bryant and May match girls' strike and became Secretary of the trade union they founded. But by 1891 she had fallen out of sympathy with socialists and turned instead to Theosophy and its eccentric prophet, Madame Blavatsky. Thereafter she divided her life between England and the Theosophical Society's headquarters in India. She joined the Indian National Congress and was interned in 1917 for her passionate advocacy of Home Rule. In this, the first full-length biography of Annie Besant in thirty years, Taylor draws on previously unpublished letters to show that Besant was in love, not with Shaw, but with journalist W. Stead who rejected her advances. The book reveals for the first time the full extent of the Government of India's alarm at Besant's commanding position in the crisis of 1917, and her bid for political and religious power in India.
Oxford ;Oxford University Press, 1992.
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ISBN: 9780192117960, 0192117963
OCLC: 24066429

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Annie Besant : an autobiography.
Annie Besant : an autobiography.
by Besant, Annie,
London :T. Fisher Unwin, 1893.
Book
Autobiographical sketches
Autobiographical sketches
by Besant, Annie,
eBook
ISBN: 1460403134, 9781460403136
An autobiography
An autobiography
by Besant, Annie,
New Delhi, India :Penguin Books India, 2005.
Book
ISBN: 0143033409, 9780143033400
Blavatsky and her teachers : an investigative biography
Blavatsky and her teachers : an investigative biography
by Fuller, Jean Overton.
London :East-West Publications in association with Theosophical Pub. House, ©1988.
Book
ISBN: 9780856921711, 0856921718
An atheist disciple : a biography of Rangampalli Jagannathiah (1852-1918)
An atheist disciple : a biography of Rangampalli Jagannathiah (1852-1918)
by Parthasarathy, R. J.
[Chennai] :Published by R.J. Kalpana in collaboration with Bellary Sanmarga Samaj, Vasista Theosophical Trust, ©2012.
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ISBN: 9789350679975, 9350679973
The Brother XII : the devil of DeCourcy Island
The Brother XII : the devil of DeCourcy Island
by MacIsaac, Ronald,
Victoria, B.C. :Porcépic Books, ©1989.
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ISBN: 9780888782861, 0888782861
Madame Blavatsky : the Woman Behind the Myth.
Madame Blavatsky : the Woman Behind the Myth.
by Meade, Marion.
eBook
ISBN: 1497602254, 9781497602250
A lonely disciple : monograph on T. Subba Row, 1856-90
A lonely disciple : monograph on T. Subba Row, 1856-90
by Ramanuja Charya, Nallan Chakravartulu.
Adyar ;Theosophical Pub. House, 1993.
eBook
N. Sri Ram : a life of beneficence and wisdom
N. Sri Ram : a life of beneficence and wisdom
by Oliveira, Pedro.
Adyar, Chennai, India :Theosophical Publishing House, ©2009.
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ISBN: 8170595614, 9788170595618
Melanie's story
Melanie's story
by Abercrombie, A. G.
Whangarei, N.Z. :A.G. Abercrombie, ©2000.
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ISBN: 9780473069704, 0473069709
Reminiscences of Colonel H.S. Olcott
Reminiscences of Colonel H.S. Olcott
by Agarwal, Hridaya Narain,
Adyar. ;Theosophical Pub. House, 2006.
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ISBN: 9788170595052, 8170595053, 8170595061, 9788170595069
Dr. Hugh Greer Carruthers : his life and his teachings
Dr. Hugh Greer Carruthers : his life and his teachings
by Carruthers, Ruth R. Hilgers,
Libertyville, Ill. :Hugh G. Carruthers Foundation, ©1994.
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ISBN: 0964119404, 9780964119406
Reminiscences of H.P. Blavatsky and
Reminiscences of H.P. Blavatsky and "The secret doctrine"
by Wachtmeister, Constance.
London :Theosophical Publishing Society ; 1893.
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The esoteric world of Madame Blavatsky : insights into the life of a modern sphinx
The esoteric world of Madame Blavatsky : insights into the life of a modern sphinx
by Caldwell, Daniel.
Wheaton, Ill. :Quest Books, 2000.
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ISBN: 0835607941, 9780835607940