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Swadeshi Movement

 

(Sanskrit svadesin, native, national), one of the manifestations of the anti-imperialist movement in India, aimed at encouraging the development of national industry. The swadeshi movement emerged in the last quarter of the 19th century; its founders included M. G. Ranade. The Indian national bourgeoisie, which had suffered greatly from the competition of British goods, utilized the swadeshi movement in its struggle to regain the Indian market. In 1906 swadeshi was proclaimed at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress as one of the party’s principal programmatic demands. In the periods 1905–07 and 1918–22 and in 1930, the swadeshi movement took the form of an Indian boycott of British goods.

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Patankar, engaged in a battle of words over who was the more swadeshi director.
It is to be noted that the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an affliate of the RSS, has been campaigning vehemently against Chinese goods during the festive season.
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Coming to products, I notice I'm surrounded by swadeshi as well as non-swadeshi items - the computer I'm typing on has components from across the world, my Blackberry is Canadian, the telecom service I'm using is the Indian, the electricity in my house comes from an Indian operator using Chinese equipment, the ideas I draw information perspectives from are global.
Too many narrow emphases--on the economic, or its significance in regional Congress politics, for example--or the dismissal of the importance of swadeshi politics and the role played by khadi during the nationalist period, as well as a primary focus on the written sources for understanding ideology, has meant that "there has been no sustained study of the transformation of this ordinary cloth into a powerful political symbol" (xxii).
The fiery rhetoric of economic and cultural nationalism, or swadeshi, rallies the masses and wins votes.
Meanwhile, the current rightwing, majoritarian, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Indian government has switched from a Swadeshi (sovereign self-reliance) platform to one that defers to dictates of Washington and global markets.
Earlier on January 16, Patanjali Ayurveda entered into an agreement with e-commerce websites to give a big push to the online sale of its Swadeshi range of Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
Tenders are invited for Construction of Swadeshi Dattu Kendra residential building in Hiremath Samsthana Vidyapitha trust of Bhalki Taluka
Patanjali, Ramdev and his followers have been promoting a stridently nationalist line, pushing for the use of swadeshi ( indigenous) products.
Through the voices of some interlocutors, I enquire as to how the call for a "true" swadeshi (2) sought to re-enchant the practice of natural dyeing for independent India.