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Besant, Annie

(1847–1933). Brit. theosophist; at first mem. Ch. of Eng.; later worked with C. Bradlaugh* in free-thought movements; became pupil of Elena Blavatsky*; pres. Theosophical Soc. 1907; traveled widely in its interest, esp. in India; founded 2 schools for Hindus in Benares; est. Indian Home Rule League; vacillated in support of nationalist position; traveled in Eng. and Am. with J. Krishnamurti.* See also Family Planning, 2; Theosophy.

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