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  • It was not until 1912, when Mahatma Gandhi joined the Indian freedom struggle against the British and introduced the idea of swaraj or self-rule that India awoke to the idea of oneness.

    We Need to Build a Class of Respectful Indians

  • In the East, the word that swept people off their feet, especial ly in my country, has been 'swaraj'.

    India and the Empire

  • I would just add that, as far as I understand it, the Hindu concept of "swaraj" is not just a sort of anything-goes type of permissive freedom, but really is synonymous with the idea that everyone, even those who are most marginalized or excluded from social, economic, and political power, should in conjunction with her / his fellows start to gain real control over her / his own destiny.

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  • Within one year of Maitreyi- Elliad’s meeting at Kolkata, the Indian National Congress passed the Karachi Resolution in 1931 where 'swaraj' or 'self rule' in free India was declared, but the gender issue was still marginalised as evidenced by the fact that only one of the resolutions expressly mentions protecting women's rights as part of workers' rights.

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  • Mahatma Gandhi summed it up best when he said that, “Real swaraj will come not by the acquisition of authority by a few but by the acquisition of capacity by all.”

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  • I believe that this committee should be focused solely on the user's swaraj (freedom) to encode and decode their data.

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  • In fact, he rejected the term "independence" and took great pains to define what he sought in his personal life and for his fellow citizens as swaraj, self rule, which for him meant something very different.

    Mira Kamdar: The Radical Philosopher: Reflections on Gandhi's 140th Birthday

  • The earliest Parliamentarians including Dadabhai Naoroji, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Lala Lajpat Rai appealed to the oppressed to not wait for instruments of justice to reach them, and instead stand up for their rights and declare swaraj within their own individual spheres of existence.

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  • During India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi said, “Real swaraj will come not by the acquisition of authority by a few but by the acquisition of capacity by all.”

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  • Such a definition will ensure real swaraj by ensuring “the acquisition of capacity by all” and not the “acquisition of authority by a few.”

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  • Self-rule or autonomy.

    "If we become free, India becomes free and in this thought you have a definition of swaraj. It is swaraj when we learn to rule ourselves." - M.K. Ghandi

    November 23, 2007