Saturday, 1 June 2019

Short Paragraph on Annie Besant for Class 9 & 10

Short Paragraph on Annie Besant for Class 9 & 10

In this article, we are providing a short paragraph on Annie Besant in English. This paragragh covers all aspects of Annie Besant's life and is ideal for class 9 and 10. In this paragraph, you will learn about her contribution to indian freedom Movement.

Annie Besant was born on 1st of October in 1847 to the Emily Morris and William Wood in London, U.K.  Her father William Page Woods was half - Irish and half - English. She lost her father when she was just 5 years old. She got married at the age of 19 with the Frank Besant but soon got separated from her husband over religious differences. Being blessed with excellent oratory skills, she became a public speaker. She travelled far and wide, giving lectures and speaking on day-to-day issues. In 1893, she first visited India and soon became involved in the Indian national struggle for freedom. Till the end of her life, she actively campaigned for Indian independence and causes of theosophy. She founded a weekly newspaper 'Commonweal' in January 1914 for her political work. In June 1914 she purchased the 'Madras Standard' and renamed it 'New India'. In 1916, together with Lokmanya Tilak, she launched the All India Home Rule League. in August 1917 she was chosen to be the President of the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. In 1931, she became severely ill. She breathed her last on September 20, 1933 in Adyar, Madras Presidency, British India. 



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