Google is celebrating the 168th birth anniversary of Annie Besant by dedicating a doodle to her on its homepage. The doodle features Besant in the center of the Google logo sitting in a rocking chair, with a copy of ‘New India’ in her hands. Also Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionals
Annie Besant played a major role in Indian politics and empowering women in India. She was elected president of the Indian National Congress in 1917, and is also known for being a women’s rights activist and writer. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card
She showed her active participation in union actions including Blood Sunday demonstration and London matchgirls’ strike of 1888. She was also an eminent speaker for the Fabian Society and the Marxist Social Democratic federation (SDF). Also Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users
During the World War I in 1914, she encouraged the launch of Home Rule League to pitch for democracy in India and dominion status within the Empire. After the war, she continued to campaign for Indian independence and for the causes of theosophy, until her death in 1933.