Re: Can theos-talk look at the world?
Sep 28, 2004 02:15 AM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "john_hopkinsphd_2000"
> Why did Annie Besant the President, at the International Meeting of
> the TS ask all members to oppose Gandhi according to you ?
Show me where I mentioned that.
> A book called "Outside the Fold" claims she was in fact an
Would an imperialist campaign vigorously for self-government for a
nation under foreign rule, or encourage the study and teaching of its
traditional values instead of the educational policies of the
colonial power? Would she found schools and colleges and encourage
the study of Sanskrit, which the colonial power ignored?
Would an imperialist deserve the following message from Jawaharlal
Nehru, first Prime-Minister of Independent India, ﻿to the Usha
Theosophical Lodge in New Delhi on 1 October 1956, on the occasion of
"﻿I send my greetings on the occasion of the birthday of Mrs. Annie
Besant. To the younger generation today, she might be just a name,
and it is possible that to some she is not even a name. To my
generation and, indeed, to an earlier one, she was a tremendous
figure who influenced us greatly. There can be no doubt that in
India's struggle for freedom her part ﻿was a considerable one.
Apart from this, she was one of those early persons who drew our
attention to our own heritage and made us proud of it.
It is right that we should remember this great personality and pay
our homage to her memory."
> But she was not only a British Imperialist, which might explain the
> earlier suggestion that she supported Mussolini.
I am still waiting to see the relevant quotation and reference about
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