Consider the following statements about Theosophical Society:

  1. It was established by the Annie Besant
  2. The philosophy of Theosophical society was primarily drawn from Hindus and Buddhist Philosophies

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

The Theosophical Society was first established by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky in Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Colonel Henry Steel Olcott in 1875 in New York. Annie Besant was the second President of The Theosophical Society from 1907 to 1933, and was described as a ‘Diamond Soul’, for she had many brilliant facets to her character.

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