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Q. Who was the first woman president of the Indian National Coongress? Give the year too.
( No, it is NOT Sonia Gandhi.)

Asked by joyoti sen, 06 Jul '09 09:07 am
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Annie Besant Presided over the 1917 Calcutta session
Answered by thampy chacko, 06 Jul '09 09:10 am

 
  
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Annie Besant was the first woman President of Indian National Congress. She presided over the 1917 Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress. Annie Besant was of Irish origin and was one of the few foreigners who played a significant role in the Indian freedom movement.

Annie Besant was born as Annie Woods in London on October 1, 1847. In 1867 Annie married Frank Besant, a clergymen, and they had two children. However, Annie and Frank were legally separated in 1873. Annie Besant became interested in Theosophy, a religious movement founded in 1875 and based on Hindu ideas of karma and reincarnation. She later on became leader of Theosophical society.

Annie Besant first visited India in 1893 and later settled here. She became involved in the Indian freedom movement. In 1916 she established the Indian Home Rule League, which demanded self-rule for India. Annie Besant died in India on 20 September 1933.
Answered by ankit shivam, 06 Jul '09 09:14 am

 
  
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Annie besant
Answered by iqbal seth, 06 Jul '09 09:17 am

 
  
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Annie Besant in 1917
Answered by Ceasfern, 10 Jul '09 11:14 pm

 
  
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Ohhhhh!!!!! i\'m too late 2 watch ur query, now i think its too late 2 ans. u got so many 4 u already........
Answered by samad bhatia, 06 Jul '09 11:55 pm

 
  
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Annie Besant. She was President of Indian National Congress in 1917 in its Calcutta Session.
Answered by subhash tiwari, 06 Jul '09 09:12 am

 
  
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Anne basant
Answered by ARUP BANERJEE, 12 Jul '09 01:17 am

 
  
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Annie Besant (1917)
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 07 Jul '09 01:41 pm

 
  
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Dear Dr. Anne Besant .
Answered by Vasudevan Govindarao, 06 Jul '09 03:47 pm

 
  
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Annie Besant, in 1910-1920
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 06 Jul '09 09:17 am

 
  
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