This Irish Theosophist.s ardent desire was to see a free and resurgent India. She founded the Indian Home Rule League in 1916 to press for independence, but she gave equal attention to four other areas: religious and cultural renaissance, education, discipline and character building. A firm believer in active citizenship, she was closely involved with the Bharat Scouts and Guides movement.
More than anyone else, she raised the confidence of the Hindus to be proud of their religion and pointed out that it had seeds of reforms within it. She inspired the founding of the Benares Hindu University though it was taken to great heights by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya.
Her resounding words remembered to this day: .Liberty is immortal and eternal and her triumph is sure, however, it may be delayed ... But they who love her must work for her, as well as worship her, for labour is the only prayer to liberty .... are worth recalling!