Definition of Swaraj in English:

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Pronunciation: /swəˈrɑːdʒ/


[mass noun] historical
Self-government or independence for India.
Example sentences
  • Gandhi said that he was working for winning Swaraj ‘for those toiling and unemployed millions who do not get even a square meal a day and have to scratch along with a piece of stale roti and a pinch of salt.’
  • The influence of Marxist literature led her to become one of the founding members of the Congress Socialist Party in 1934 and the fight for Swaraj also was tinged with a craving for Marxist socialism.
  • However all was not well amongst Indians and Gandhi sought to squelch the charge that his was ‘a movement not for Swaraj but Hindu Raj and against Musalamans’.



Example sentences
  • These statements of Gandhi are merely indicative of the thrust of the Swarajist project.
  • While in the council, he tried his level best to make a success of the obstructionist Swarajist program.
  • But there was left no other option before the British government because the Swarajist party had fully exposed them.


From Sanskrit svarājya, from sva 'own' + rājya 'rule'; compare with Raj.

Words that rhyme with Swaraj

barge, charge, enlarge, large, marge, raj, reportage, sarge, sparge, taj, undercharge
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