Swadeshi

Swadeshi

[swuh-dey-shee]
noun
a political movement in British India that encouraged domestic production and the boycott of foreign, especially British, goods as a step toward home rule.

Origin:
1900–05; < Hindi or Bengali svadesī, equivalent to sva- self, own + desī native

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Swadeshi (swəˈdeɪʃɪ)
 
adj
1.  (in present-day India) produced within the country; not imported
 
n
2.  (in British India) the encouragement of domestic production and boycott of foreign goods as part of the campaign for independence
 
[C20: from Bengali svadesī, from Sanskrit svadeśin, from sva one's own + deśa country]

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