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Annie Besant and George Bernard Shaw

Post by Rishi on Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:11 pm

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Re: Annie Besant and George Bernard Shaw

Post by indophile on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:33 am

With such a background it's hard to believe she was instrumental in the marriage of Rukmini (then an under age Iyengar girl) with that Irishman Arundel. Rukmini Arundel later turned into a well known Bharatanatyam dancer/theorist/teacher.

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Re: Annie Besant and George Bernard Shaw

Post by goodcitizn on Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:37 pm

indophile wrote:With such a background it's hard to believe she was instrumental in the marriage of Rukmini (then an under age Iyengar girl) with that Irishman Arundel. Rukmini Arundel later turned into a well known Bharatanatyam dancer/theorist/teacher.

She was an iyer since her father's name was Neelakanta Sastri. An amazing lady!

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Re: Annie Besant and George Bernard Shaw

Post by bw on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:37 am

goodcitizn wrote:
indophile wrote:With such a background it's hard to believe she was instrumental in the marriage of Rukmini (then an under age Iyengar girl) with that Irishman Arundel. Rukmini Arundel later turned into a well known Bharatanatyam dancer/theorist/teacher.

She was an iyer since her father's name was Neelakanta Sastri. An amazing lady!

athai!

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Re: Annie Besant and George Bernard Shaw

Post by goodcitizn on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:29 am

bw wrote:
goodcitizn wrote:
indophile wrote:With such a background it's hard to believe she was instrumental in the marriage of Rukmini (then an under age Iyengar girl) with that Irishman Arundel. Rukmini Arundel later turned into a well known Bharatanatyam dancer/theorist/teacher.

She was an iyer since her father's name was Neelakanta Sastri. An amazing lady!

athai!

Was she your aunt? My grandfather, a fellow theosophist, was a good friend of the Arundels in those decades. I remember telling you that he built that school for TS that you attended in Besant Nagar. I lived close to Arundel Street for a couple of years across the school grounds, a huge sylvan setting. Rukmani Arundel turned down the offer to be the President of India. Having known about her since childhood, I have a lot of respect for her. She was truly remarkable in so many cultural and artistic areas, not to mention her role in the prevention of cruelty to animals.

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Re: Annie Besant and George Bernard Shaw

Post by Impedimenta on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:08 am

bw wrote:
goodcitizn wrote:
indophile wrote:With such a background it's hard to believe she was instrumental in the marriage of Rukmini (then an under age Iyengar girl) with that Irishman Arundel. Rukmini Arundel later turned into a well known Bharatanatyam dancer/theorist/teacher.

She was an iyer since her father's name was Neelakanta Sastri. An amazing lady!

athai!

really? :-) i suddenly love you more

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Re: Annie Besant and George Bernard Shaw

Post by bw on Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:59 pm

gc, impy, everyone called her 'athai'. no, she isn't related to me afaik. she used to address us every now and then and i recall all of us being awestruck in her presence.

yeah, impy, i just have to deal with you loving me less now.

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Re: Annie Besant and George Bernard Shaw

Post by Kris on Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:22 pm

bw wrote:gc, impy, everyone called her 'athai'. no, she isn't related to me afaik. she used to address us every now and then and i recall all of us being awestruck in her presence.

yeah, impy, i just have to deal with you loving me less now.

>>>>I remember vaguely my grandmother talking about having gone to the wedding reception when she was young. The very idea of that marriage was supposed to have been a huge scandal. There was also another person Radha Burnier who was related to RA who married a man from Europe.

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