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Celestial India : Madame Blavatsky and the birth of Indian nationalism

by Lubelsky, Isaac,

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BP530.L83 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  BP530.L83 2012
 
 
Summary
In 1917 Annie Besant (1847-1933), a white English woman, was elected president of the Indian National Congress, the body which, under the guidance of Mohandas Gandhi, would later lead India to independence. Besant was from 1907 until her death the president of the Theosophical Society, an international spiritual movement whose headquarters' located in Madras symbolized its belief in India as the world's spiritual heart.This book explores the contribution of the Theosophical Society to the rise of Indian nationalism and seeks to restore it to its proper place in the history of ideas, both with regard to its spiritual doctrine and the sources on which it drew, as well as its role in giving rise to the New Age movement of the twentieth century. The book is the first to show how nineteenth-century Orientalist study dramatically affected the rise of the Theosophical ideology, and specifically demonstrate the impact of the work of the Anglo-German scholar, Friedrich Max Mueller on Madame Blavatsky, the founder of the Theosophical Society.
Additional Information
Subjects Blavatsky, H. P. -- (Helena Petrovna), -- 1831-1891.
Beasant, Annie -- (Wood), -- 1847-1933.
Theosophy -- History.
Theosophy -- Influence.
Nationalism -- India -- History.
India -- History.
Publisher Sheffield [England] ; Oakville, CT :Equinox Pub.,2012
Contributors Lotan, Yael, 1935- translator.
Language English
English translation of an unpublished manuscript in Hebrew.
Description xvi, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-339) and index.
ISBN 9781845539221 (hbk.)
1845539222 (hbk.)
9781845539238 (pbk.)
1845539230 (pbk.)
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