Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule


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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) (3 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Note, Forward and Reply to Critics 8:18 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter I: The Congress and Its Officials 11:38 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter II: The Partition of Bengal 5:19 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter III: Discontent and Unrest 2:49 Read by Michele Fry
Chapter IV: What is Swaraj? 5:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Chapter V: The Condition of England 7:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
Chapter VI: Civilization 8:15 Read by Pamela Nagami
Chapter VII: Why was India Lost? 7:23 Read by CrispAirBlueSky
Chapter VIII: The Condition of India 6:37 Read by Availle
Chapter IX: The Condition of India (Continued) - Railways 7:41 Read by Availle
Chapter X: The Condition of India (Continued) - The Hindus and the Mahomedans 13:38 Read by Availle
Chapter XI: The Condition of India (Continued) - Lawyers 7:10 Read by Availle
Chapter XII: The Condition of India (Continued) - Doctors 5:26 Read by Availle
Chapter XIII: What is True Civilization? 8:18 Read by Richard Shipp
Chapter XIV: How Can India Become Free? 6:09 Read by Richard Shipp
Chapter XV: Italy and India 6:54 Read by Richard Shipp
Chapter XVI: Brute-Force 15:31 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter XVII: Passive Resistance 20:41 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter XVIII: Education 13:10 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter XIX: Machinery 8:06 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter XX: Conclusion 15:33 Read by Maria Kasper
Appendices 11:56 Read by Michele Fry