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Krishnamurti, Jiddu (1895–1986), religious teacher, was born on 11 May 1895 at Madanapalle, between Madras and Bangalore, the eighth son of Narianiah, a Telugu-speaking Brahman employed by the British as a rent-collector, and his wife and cousin, Jiddu Sanjeevama (d. 1905). When compulsorily retired, ...

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Noble, Margaret Elizabeth [known as Sister Nivedita] (1867–1911), writer on Hindu culture and supporter of Indian nationalism, was born on 28 October 1867, at 23 Scotch Street, Dungannon, co. Tyrone, the eldest of the three surviving children of Samuel Richmond Noble (...

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Roy, Rammohun (1772?–1833), political and religious thinker, was born in Radhanagar, Burdwan district, Bengal, the youngest of three children of Ramkanta Roy (d. 1803), a zamindar (landholder), and his second wife, Tarini Devi. He had an elder sister, an elder brother, ...