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Hind Swaraj Indian Home Rule

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First written in Gandhi's native language Gujarati, this booklet advocates for

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Indian non-violent self-rule during the struggle for Indian independence against

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the British Empire. It is written as a dialogue between two characters. In it, the

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"Reader" serves as a typical Indian countryman (the targeted audience for Hind

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Swaraj), who voices common beliefs and arguments of the time concerning Indian

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independence, while Gandhi, the "Editor," explains why those arguments are

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flawed and interjects his own valuable arguments of self-reliance, passive

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resistance and the Indian identity.

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India, causing Gandhi to translate it to English himself to evade the British

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authorities, as well as rally support from English-speaking Indians and

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international supporters of independence. It is now considered the intellectual

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blueprint of India's independence movement.

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map of British India from Text-book of Indian History, 1880. Cover designed by Availle.This design is in the public domain.

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