March 28, 2019Theosophical Society By Gk Scientist History 6 Comments Theosophical Society:Was founded by Madame Blavatsky & Col. Olcott in New York in 1875 to revive the ancient religions of Asia mainly Hinduism, Buddhism & Zoroastrianism.Though Adyar (near Madras) became its headquarters in 1882.propagating Hindu beliefs, reincarnation & Karma.The beliefs of the Theosophical Society were a strange mixture of religion, philosophy & occultism.It preached universal brotherhood of men irrespective of distinction of caste, creed, race or sex.It promoted a sense of national pride among the Indians.It did commendable work in the field of education.Its most successful venture in this direction was the opening of the Central Hindu College at Varanasi in 1898.The Theosophical Society proved to be a very potent factor “in the awakening & self-respect of Indians”.Madame Annie Besant, an Irish Lady joined the Theosophical Society in 1882 & came to India in 1893.Dr. Besant became the President of the Theosophical Society in 1907, after the death of Col. Olcott.She dedicated herself in politics & joined Indian National Congress in 1915 & became its first woman President in 1917.Started the Home Rule League in September 1916 on the pattern of the Irish Home Rule League & propagated progressive views through her newspaper “New India” & “Common Weal“.She was also instrumental in bringing Tilak back into Congress at Lucknow session (1916).Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan & the Aligarh Movement Socialism- Utopian and Marxian SocialismRaja Ram Mohan Roy & Brahmo SamajSubsidiary Alliance- Merits And DemeritsDisintegration of Delhi SultanateDoctrine Of Lapse- Lord DalhousieCauses for the Decline of the Mughal EmpireResults of the Revolt of 1857Emergence of Regional States in India-NIOSShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...Related Posts Significance of Harappan Civilization Impact of the Industrial Revolution History GK From IAS Exam 2010 and 2011 About Author Gk ScientistHere you can find important and main points regarding General Knowledge which is very useful for you to compete in any exam like SSC, UPSC, and other State Level PSC exam.6 CommentsAdd a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:*Email Address:*Website:Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.