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 of Swadeshi
1900–05; < Hindi or Bengali svadesī, equivalent to sva- self, own + desī native
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Examples from the Web for swadeshi
Historical Examples of swadeshi
In order to exert this force, Swadeshi in every sense is necessary.
It cannot be achieved by dotting India with Swadeshi stores.
Swadeshi in sugar is desirable, Swadeshi in cloth is an urgent necessity.
It is playing with Swadeshi for the Punjab to have to import cloth from Bombay.
From all the accounts received from her and others, Swadeshi has become a passion with her.
British Dictionary definitions for swadeshi
(in present-day India) produced within the country; not imported
(in British India) the encouragement of domestic production and boycott of foreign goods as part of the campaign for independence
Word Origin for Swadeshi
C20: from Bengali svadesī, from Sanskrit svadeśin, from sva one's own + deśa country
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