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Re: Theos-World Re: Request: Membership Numbers TS (Adyar)

Apr 28, 2009 08:19 AM
by Govert Schuller

Dear Anton,

Fabulous. Great work. Very helpful. Few observations:

1) Indian membership between 1918 and 1928 declined dramatically as total membership increased.  (Total membership, Australia, England and USA all peaked around 1929, the year of the dissolution of the OSE and just before the depression) 

India peaked at 9,365 in 1919 (which number they reached again in 1975), had a temporary low at 4,980 in 1925 and temporary high again at 6,905 in 1928. 

What happened between 1918 and 1925 in India? 

2) Your conclusion:

 "Therefore, along with an overall high abstention of voters these data, in my opinion, additionally shows that there is present in TS membership certain disagreement with the policy of actual TS leadership and the choices available at the Elections 2008" 

is possibly true, but not necessarily so as there are other possible explanations like members not being sufficiently informed about what was at stake, or, if informed, just being indifferent. I'm sure there were abstentions motivated by protest, but it's open how big a percentage that was. 

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Anton Rozman 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:52 AM
  Subject: Theos-World Re: Request: Membership Numbers TS (Adyar)

  Hi Govert,

  Here are Membership statistics for the period 1879-1983 summarized from Dr. Tillett's Ph.D. Thesis:

  and Membership statistics for 2007/08:

  Till now I didn't succeed to gather data for the period 1983-2007. 

  Best regards,

  --- In, "Govert Schuller" <schuller@...> wrote:
  > Dear all,
  > Does anybody here have the membership numbers throughout the years of TS (Adyar)?
  > They have been published on a yearly basis, but has anybody collected them in one doc.?
  > Thanks in advance
  > Govert
  > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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