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THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY BY NANDINI MAHARAJ
ABOUT ME BA (Hons.) in History from Lady Shri Ram MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University Love to teach, read and dance
THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY 1875 -Founded in Ney York City, USA Founded by Madame HP Blavatsky and Col. Olcott Inspired by Indian (Hindu) thought and culture .In 1882, international headquarters established at Ayadar, Madras Popularized by Annie Besant
BELEIFS Relationship between God and soul is achieved through meditation, contemplation, prayer etc Faith In karma and reincarnation Faith in karma and reincarnation Universal brotherhood, humanity without distinction -inspired by Vedanta thought, Upanishads, etc.
IMPACT .Common denominator for various Hindu sects .United educated Hindus Glorified Indian thought and past thus gave self-respect and confidence to Hindus False sense of pride by glorifying outdated, repressive ideas? Impact limited to small fraction of westernized and western educated hindus
ANNIE BESANT 1847-1933 British social, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer, orator and supporter of Indian and Irish self-rule Leading speaker for the Fabian society and the Marxist Socialist Democratic Federation (SDF) 1898-helped establish the Central Hindu College, Benaras (under BHU now) . ' . 1907 President of the Theosophical Society Member and first female President (1917) of the INC Launched Home Rule League movement