Leader of the famous match-girls' strike. She was not, however, a match-girl.
In the Forward to her book on Jiddu Krishnamurti-1, Mary Lutyens wrote "My regret is that there is no scope here to portray the quality that Mrs Besant must undoubtedly have possessed to inspire as she did such devotion in thousands of people all over the world. Loyalty was perhaps her most outstanding characteristic and it was a clash of loyalties that darkened the last years of her life and makes her appear here more as a dupe than as a force in her own right. Krishnamurti’s love for her, which comes out so clearly in his letters, must be the best tribute to her at that time in her life when she had relinquished her own psychic powers and come to rely on the powers of others whom she trusted." After the early death of Sri Krishna's own mother, when he was only 10 years old, Mrs Annie Besant was the first Mother figure that he had when he met her at Adyar in 1909. In fact his own mother had talked "to him about Mrs Annie Besant, one of the leaders of Theosophy who was greatly beloved in India because of the work she had done for Indian education." Sanjeevamma even had a photograph of Annie in her Puja room.
The second chapter of Mary Lutyens book has a brief summary of Annie Besant's life from the age of 20 when she married Frank Besant.
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