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swaraj

[swuh-rahj] /swəˈrɑdʒ/
noun
1.
(in India) self-government.
2.
(initial capital letter) (formerly, in British India) the political party supporting this principle over British rule.
Origin of swaraj
1905-1910
1905-10; < Hindi, presumably equivalent to Sanskrit sva own + Hindi rāj raj
Related forms
swarajism, noun
swarajist, noun, adjective
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  • The attempt of the Indian nation to attain swaraj by this method was, however, met by severe repression.

    Freedom Through Disobedience C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
  • You and I and all Indians are impatient to obtain swaraj, but we are certainly not decided as to what it is.

    Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi
  • How can swaraj be attained unless you realise your own right clearly, unhesitatingly?

    Chitta Ranjan Sukumar Ranjan Das
  • If we wish for real swaraj, we must achieve economic independence.

    The Wheel of Fortune Mahatma Gandhi
  • But such swaraj has to be experienced by each one for himself.

    Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi
  • This is what we now call swaraj or self-government of the villages.

    Chitta Ranjan Sukumar Ranjan Das
  • But I would warn the reader against thinking that I am to-day aiming at the swaraj described therein.

    Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi
  • For they also must strive to attain swaraj as the only means of developing their manhood.

    Chitta Ranjan Sukumar Ranjan Das
  • It is the totality of our national activity in the way of destruction and in the way of creation, that will bring swaraj.

    Freedom Through Disobedience C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
  • swaraj is our goal, swaraj not in compartments not by installments; but swaraj whole and entire.

    Chitta Ranjan Sukumar Ranjan Das
British Dictionary definitions for swaraj

swaraj

/swəˈrɑːdʒ/
noun
1.
(in British India) self-government; independence
Derived Forms
swarajism, noun
swarajist, noun, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Sanskrit svarāj, from sva self + rājya rule
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