Annie Besant

ISBN Number : 978-93-5051-445-0

Library Price : Rs.995

Library Dollar Price : 40$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2015

No. Of Pages : 374

Book Weight :586

About The Book

President of Theosophical Society of India; founder of Home Rule League, a pleader of self-rule in India and the first woman president of Indian National Congress, Annie Besant was a social reformer, political leader, women`s rights activist, writer and orator. She was of Irish origin and made India her second home. She fought for the rights of Indian people. She had travelled widely in Europe, which had widened her outlook. Annie questioned, not only her long-held religious beliefs but the whole of conventional thinking. Annie Besant fought for the causes, she thought were right. She became interested in Theosophy as a way of knowing God. To serve humanity at large was its supreme goal. She toured the entire country. It gave her first hand information about India and middle-class Indians in particular. She also became involved in Indian freedom movement. She founded Home Rule League which advocated self-rule by Indians. She started a newspaper, "New India", criticised British rule and was jailed for sedition. She presided over an annual Congress session.

 

Contents :

1. An Illustrious Life
2. Many Faceted Personality
3. Significant Writings
4. Significant Speeches
5. Select Letters
6. Annie Besant on Education
7. Tributes to Greatness
8. Golden Words of Annie
9. Great Life at a Glance
Bibliography

About The Author

Dr. M.A. Shewan, a reputed journalist, author and academic. He is highly qualified, with many feathers in his cap. He has an illustrious career, as a journalist and author, spanned over two decades. He has edited several periodicals and has many books to his credit, as editor and author. He has a large social base, which enables him to study realities of life in depth. Of late, he has devoted himself to serious research and writing. He has, in particular, focused his attention on the lives and works of freedom fighters and other leading figures in political and social life. Currently, he represents in western UP, a leading national group of newspapers from Delhi. He is based at Aligarh.

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