Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule

Mohandas Karamchand GANDHI (1869 - 1948)

First written in Gandhi's native language Gujarati, this booklet advocates for Indian non-violent self-rule during the struggle for Indian independence against the British Empire. It is written as a dialogue between two characters. In it, the "Reader" serves as a typical Indian countryman (the targeted audience for Hind Swaraj), who voices common beliefs and arguments of the time concerning Indian independence, while Gandhi, the "Editor," explains why those arguments are flawed and interjects his own valuable arguments of self-reliance, passive resistance and the Indian identity.

The Gujarati-language publication was banned from publication by the British in India, causing Gandhi to translate it to English himself to evade the British authorities, as well as rally support from English-speaking Indians and international supporters of independence. It is now considered the intellectual blueprint of India's independence movement. (Mary Kay and Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Culture & Heritage

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Note, Forward and Reply to Critics Michele Fry
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Play 01 Chapter I: The Congress and Its Officials Michele Fry
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Play 02 Chapter II: The Partition of Bengal Michele Fry
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Play 03 Chapter III: Discontent and Unrest Michele Fry
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Play 04 Chapter IV: What is Swaraj? Pamela Nagami
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Play 05 Chapter V: The Condition of England Pamela Nagami
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Play 06 Chapter VI: Civilization Pamela Nagami
00:08:15
Play 07 Chapter VII: Why was India Lost? CrispAirBlueSky
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Play 08 Chapter VIII: The Condition of India Availle
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Play 09 Chapter IX: The Condition of India (Continued) - Railways Availle
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Play 10 Chapter X: The Condition of India (Continued) - The Hindus and the Mahomedans Availle
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Play 11 Chapter XI: The Condition of India (Continued) - Lawyers Availle
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Play 12 Chapter XII: The Condition of India (Continued) - Doctors Availle
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Play 13 Chapter XIII: What is True Civilization? Richard Shipp
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Play 14 Chapter XIV: How Can India Become Free? Richard Shipp
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Play 15 Chapter XV: Italy and India Richard Shipp
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Play 16 Chapter XVI: Brute-Force Maria Kasper
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Play 17 Chapter XVII: Passive Resistance Maria Kasper
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Play 18 Chapter XVIII: Education Maria Kasper
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Play 19 Chapter XIX: Machinery Maria Kasper
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Play 20 Chapter XX: Conclusion Maria Kasper
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Play 21 Appendices Michele Fry
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