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Meaning of "Swadeshi" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SWADESHI

From Bengali svadesī, from Sanskrit svadeśin, from sva one's own + deśa country.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SWADESHI

Swadeshi  [swəˈdeɪʃɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SWADESHI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Swadeshi can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SWADESHI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Swadeshi movement

The Swadeshi movement, part of the Indian independence movement and the developing Indian nationalism, was an economic strategy aimed at removing the British Empire from power and improving economic conditions in India by following the principles of swadeshi, which had some success. Strategies of the Swadeshi movement involved boycotting British products and the revival of domestic products and production processes. It was strongest in Bengal and was also called vandemataram movement. The Swadeshi movement started with the partition of Bengal by the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, 1905 and continued up to 1911. It was the most successful of the pre-Gandhian movements. Its chief architects were Aurobindo Ghosh, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal and Lala Lajpat Rai, V. O. Chidambaram Pillai. Swadeshi, as a strategy, was a key focus of Mahatma Gandhi, who described it as the soul of Swaraj. Gandhi, at the time of the actual movement, remained loyal to the British Crown.

Definition of Swadeshi in the English dictionary

The definition of Swadeshi in the dictionary is produced within the country; not imported. Other definition of Swadeshi is the encouragement of domestic production and boycott of foreign goods as part of the campaign for independence.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SWADESHI


dishy
ˈdɪʃɪ
facie
ˈfeɪʃɪ
fishy
ˈfɪʃɪ
flourishy
ˈflʌrɪʃɪ
heishi
ˈhaɪʃɪ
meishi
ˈmeɪʃɪ
nebbishy
ˈnebɪʃɪ
rikishi
rɪˈkɪʃɪ
rishi
ˈrɪʃɪ
rubbishy
ˈrʌbɪʃɪ
squishy
ˈskwɪʃɪ
stishie
ˈstɪʃɪ
swishy
ˈswɪʃɪ
varnishy
ˈvɑːnɪʃɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SWADESHI

Swabia
Swabian

WORDS THAT END LIKE SWADESHI

Bangladeshi
bimbashi
buzkashi
dashi
deshi
imshi
karoshi
Kashi
Lubumbashi
Maebashi
maharishi
munshi
nashi
Quashi
roshi
sushi
tokoloshi
Ustashi
Utagawa Kuniyoshi
waribashi

Synonyms and antonyms of Swadeshi in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Swadeshi» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SWADESHI

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Translator English - Chinese

Swadeshi
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Swadeshi
570 millions of speakers

English

Swadeshi
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वदेशी
380 millions of speakers
ar

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Swadeshi
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Swadeshi
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

swadeshi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বদেশী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Swadeshi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Swadeshi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Swadeshi
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

インド製の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

외국 품 배척 운동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Swadeshi
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Swadeshi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுதேசி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वदेशी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Swadeshi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Swadeshi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Swadeshi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Swadeshi
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Swadeshi
30 millions of speakers
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Swadeshi
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Swadeshi
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Swadeshi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Swadeshi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Swadeshi

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SWADESHI»

The term «Swadeshi» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.644 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SWADESHI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Swadeshi

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SWADESHI»

Discover the use of Swadeshi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Swadeshi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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History of the Freedom Movement in India (1857-1947)
Swadeshi was essentially an economic movement intended to give impetus to indigenous industries in India. But like Boycott, Swadeshi soon came to mean a great deal more than economic self-sufficiency. Swadeshi extended self-reliance to ...
S. N. Sen, 1997
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Confessions of a Swadeshi Reformer: My Years as Finance Minister
In Confessions Of A Swadeshi Reformer He Gives Us The Inside Story Of How The Framework For The Growth That Has Taken Place Subsequently Was Laid In That Time.
Yashwant Sinha, 2007
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Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore
Introduction Tagore's founding of a school at Shantiniketan in late 1901 was part of an upsurge of swadeshi (nationalist) activity in Bengal (and other parts of India ) around the turn of the century. His aim was to establish a modern version of the  ...
Rabindranath Tagore, Krishna Dutta, Andrew Robinson, 1997
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Swadeshi Movement: The Beginnings of Student Unrest in South ...
Thus the Swadeshi movement was a landmark in the struggle for India's freedom and it set a pattern for future political activities.4 Swadeshi feeling among the students in Rajahmundry was commendable. The ban on their participating in ...
V. Sankaran Nair, 1985
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Contemporary Indian Philosophy
If the use of foreign things is beneficial, and does not adversely affect the cottage industry, then, swadeshi will not be insisted upon. Gandhi is aware that even swadeshi, like any other good thing, 'can be ridden to death if it is made a fetish'.
Basant Kumar Lal, 1978
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Rabindranath Tagore's The Home and the World: A Critical ...
Is this novel integrally related to the swadeshi period? Or does the swadeshi simply provide an incidental and fortuitous backdrop to the action? In terms of structural analysis, the question could be posed in the following manner: has the  ...
Pradip Kumar Datta, 2005
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Gods, Guns, and Globalization: Religious Radicalism and ...
system to produce an endless cycle of wasteful consumption, and it ends by examining social welfare policies (education, health care), economic decentralization (small-scale industry with worker participation), and especially swadeshi.
Mary Ann Tétreault, Robert Allen Denemark, 2004
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Material Culture: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences
24. THE. ORIGINS. OF. SWADESHI. (HOME. INDUSTRY). Cloth. and. Indian. society,. 1700-1930. C. A. Bayly. Source: A. Appadurai (ed.) The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ...
Victor Buchli, 2004
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Clothing Gandhi's Nation: Homespun and Modern India
Yet spinning and other swadeshi competitions were useful in promoting the swadeshi movement. Potentially, they offered transformative experiences for their participants. At the very least, they provided propaganda that could be used by ...
Lisa N. Trivedi, 2007
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From Plassey to Partition: A History of Modern India
At this juncture the partition instead of dividing the Bengali society, brought into existence a "swadeshi coalition" by further consolidating the political alliance between the Calcutta leaders and their east Bengali followers, which according to ...
Śekhara Bandyopādhyāẏa, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SWADESHI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Swadeshi is used in the context of the following news items.
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Part of Swadeshi market collapses
Following incessant rains, a part of the staircase and an adjoining pillar collapsed at Kalbadevi's Swadeshi Market — one of the oldest cloth markets in the city ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
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Around 500 people have lucky escape as portion of two-storey …
Around 500 workers, ship-owners and visitors of Swadeshi Market in Kalbadevi had a lucky escape as a portion of a two-storey chawl came crashing down on ... «Mid-Day, Jul 15»
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Swadeshi Jagran Manch calls for ban on companies making …
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an RSS outfit, has also demanded that the government frame proper standards for "ready to eat" food and make provisions for ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch warns against full …
"Swadeshi Jagran Manch firmly believes that a free Capital Account will lead to export of domestic saving, which for a capital-scarce country like India, can ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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RSS Affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch Rejects Modi Government's …
New Delhi: The Swadeshi Jagran Manch, which is affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS, has rejected the Narendra Modi government's Land ... «NDTV, Jun 15»
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Prahlad Kakkar says Maggi controversy a prelude to desi vs …
RAIPUR: With Yoga Guru Ramdev announcing plans to introduce the "swadeshi' version of instant noodles by his indigenous company, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., ... «Times of India, Jun 15»
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Land law: RSS affiliates up in arms against Modi government
Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an RSS outfit, has also demanded that change of ... The Manch said, “Swadeshi Jagran Manch demands from the government that ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
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MNCs doing unethical business, disrespecting laws: Swadeshi
"Swadesh Jagran Manch demands that strict safety norms and standards be fixed for all foreign companies in the business of food products and drinks. «Daily News & Analysis, Jun 15»
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RSS body writes to PM, scrap FDI in multi-brand retail
RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch(SJM) today expressed its strong disapproval of BJP's decision to retain UPA's FDI policy in multi-brand retail and ... «India Today, May 15»
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RSS-affiliate Swadeshi Jagaran Manch holds protest against BJP's …
The protests by Swadeshi Jagaran Manch(SJM) came at a time when opposition parties have united against the contentious Land Bill even as the organisation ... «Firstpost, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Swadeshi [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/swadeshi>. Jul 2019 ».
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