Annie Besant  

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She is also the author of a pamphlet entitled "Is the Bible Indictable?".


"The trial of Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant took place on June 18, 1877. One of the witnesses was H. G. Bohn, the founder of the famous library." --Suppressed Books A History Of The Conception Of Literary Obscenity


"C. H. Collette, solicitor for the Society for the Suppression of Vice, therefore brought a second case against him, which was held over pending the Bradlaugh-Besant trial.” The case of Regina v. Bradlaugh and Besant came on at the Queen's Bench before the Lord Chief Justice, Sir Alexander Cockburn, on 18 June, with the Solicitor General, Sir Hardinge Giffard, leading the prosecution.” --Radicals, Secularists, and Republicans, Edward Royle, 1980

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Annie Wood Besant (Clapham, London October 1 1847September 20, 1933 in Adyar, India) was a prominent Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator. She is perhaps best-known for her book Thought Forms.

Selected works

  • The Political Status of Women (1874)
  • My Path to Atheism (1877)
  • The Law Of Population (1877)
  • Marriage, As It Was, As It Is, And As It Should Be: A Plea For Reform (1878)
  • Autobiographical Sketches (1885)
  • "Why I became a Theosophist" (1889)
  • Template:Gutenberg (1893)
  • The Ancient Wisdom (1898)
  • Thought Forms (1901)
  • Bhagavad Gita (translation) (1905)
  • Introduction to Yoga (1908)
  • Australian Lectures (1908)
  • Occult Chemistry
  • Initiation: The Perfecting of Man (1923)
  • The Doctrine of the Heart (1920)
  • Esoteric Christianity
  • The Future of Indian Politics (booklet), Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, 1922
  • Template:Gutenberg The Presidential Address Delivered by Annie Besant at the Thirty-Second Indian National Congress Held at Calcutta 26 December 1917
  • Besant, Annie. The Devachanic Plane. Theosophical Publishing House, London, ca 1895.
  • Besant, Annie. Man and his bodies. Theosophical Publishing House, London, 1911.
  • Besant, Annie. Man's life in this and other worlds. Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, 1913.
  • Besant, Annie. Study in Consciousness - A contribution to the science of psychology. Theosophical Publishing House, Madras, ca 1907.
  • Besant, Annie. The Life and Teaching of Muhammad, Madras, 1932
  • Besant, Annie and Blavatsky, H P - "Memory and Its Nature", Theosophical Publishing House, Madras, ca 1935.




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