Dorothy Graham Jinarājadāsa

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A. P. Warrington with Jinarâjadâsas

Dorothy Jinarājadāsa (1882-1963) was born May Dorothea Graham (also spelled Dorothy M. Graham). She was an English feminist and Theosophist, who married C. Jinarājadāsa, the fourth president of the Theosophical Society (Adyar). She co-founded the Women's Indian Association.

Early life

Miss Dorothy M. Graham (listed as Mary D. Graham) was married in 1916, in Kensington, to Sri Lankan Theosophist Curuppumullage Jinarājadāsa,[1] who would later become the fourth president of the Theosophical Society based in Adyar, Chennai, India.

The Theosophical Year Book, 1938 lists her address as 37 Rajaj Annamalai Chettiar Rd., Vepery P.O., Madras, India.[2]

Jinarājadāsas at 1921 Adyar convention

Women's Indian Association

On May 8, 1917, working with Margaret Cousins, Mrs. Jinarājadāsa founded the Women's Indian Association.

Other activities

Mrs. Jinarājadāsa was one of the first members of the Order of the Brothers of Service, along with her husband and Fritz Kunz. She also served as a Justice of the Peace for Madras [now known as Chennai].[3]

Later years

Mrs. Jinarājadāsa died on January 13, 1963, in Kensington, West London.[4] at the age of 81.[5]

Writings

The Union Index of Theosophical Periodicals lists six articles by or about Mrs. Jinarājadāsa.

Notes

  1. England and Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index. Oct-Dec 1916.
  2. "Jinarajadasa, Mrs. Dorothy M.," The Theosophical Year Book, 1938. Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 189.
  3. "Jinarajadasa, Mrs. Dorothy M.," The Theosophical Year Book, 1938. Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 189.
  4. England and Wales National Probate Calendar, 1958-1966.
  5. England and Wales, Civil Registration Death Index. Jan-Mar 1963.