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Swadeshi is the Indian term for the boycott of British goods. The tactic was first used by the supporters of the Indian National Congress during the protests against the partition of Bengal in 1905. A boycott is a refusal to buy, sell, or otherwise trade with an individual or business who is generally believed by the participants in the boycott to be doing something morally wrong. ... Indian National Congress (also known as the Congress Party) is the largest subscription-based organisation in the world. ... East Bengal was the name used during two periods in the 20th century for a territory that roughly included the modern state of Bangladesh. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


see also: Indian independence movement The Indian independence movement was a series of steps taken in the Indian subcontinent for independence from British colonial rule, beginning with the Rebellion of 1857. ...


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TheTransitioner.org : Swadeshi (2933 words)
According to the principle of swadeshi, whatever is made or produced in the village must be used first and foremost by the members of the village.
In swadeshi, the machine would be subordinated to the worker; it would not be allowed to become the master, dictating the pace of human activity.
Swadeshi for Gandhi was a sacred principle - as sacred for him as the principle of truth and nonviolence.
:::Welcome to Swadeshi::: (528 words)
Swadeshi has its own manufacturing units in Cannanore, Kerala, and beginning with the procurement of the yarn, the entire process of dyeing, warping, weaving, finishing and packing - even the stiching of the made-ups is contained in the group.
Almost all Swadeshi's fabrics are pre-washed, reducing shrinkage to a minimum of 2 to 5%.
This unit has a work force of 45 workers and smaller items like cushion covers are finished at a rate of thousand pieces a day and items such as ready curtains at the rate of 200 pieces a day.
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