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Book: Celestial India

Chapter: The Struggle for the Leadership of the Indian National Movement, 1907–1919

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21944


The present chapter examines some significant issues involved in the relations between Besant, the Theosophical Society and the Indian national movement. I shall try to shed light on the historical process which culminated in a white woman, a member of the colonial nation and president of an esoteric society, becoming one of India’s central national leaders.

Chapter Contributors

  • Isaac Lubelsky ( - book-auth-570) 'Haifa University'