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CHRONOLOGY 1889

1889

 

 

To make up for the  social disadvantages of his vegetarianism, decided to become an "English  gentleman" and started learning elocution, French, dancing and Western music, but  soon reconsidered his decision and stopped the lessons.

1889

September

 

Called on Cardinal  Manning, towards the end of month, to congratulate him on his role in the termination of  the great London Dock Strike. 
Visited Paris Exhibition (sometime between May and October).

1889

November

 

Was introduced to  Mme.Blavatsky and Annie Besant; but declined to become a regular member of the  Theosophical Society.

1889

December

 

Appeared for London  matriculation but failed. During the year Theosophist influence led him to read much  Theosophical and other religious literature including Edwin Arnold's The Song  Celestial, and The Light of Asia, the Bhagavadgita in the original and the  Bible. Attended church service, and listened to famous preachers like Dr. Joseph Parker.