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"International Journal of Political Science and Governance"

2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Gandhi Swaraj and Satyagraha


Author(s): Ipsita Rout

Abstract: Gandhi’s theory of Satyagraha (non-violent resistance) and Swaraj (self-rule) have accepted considerable scholarly attention, the intimate relationship between the two concepts has not been analysed as fully as is deserved. Since the beginning of the 20th century, both in Africa and in India. The idea of Satyagraha basically emphasised the power of truth and the demand to search for truth. While the word Swaraj means self-rule, Gandhi gave it the content of an integral revolution that surrounded all spheres of life. Gandhi’s viewed it as a relationship between a mother and an offspring. Swaraj being the mother Satyagraha the offspring is inseparable. It was different from the Typical Liberal and Marxian Discourse of Substituted Development as it Philosophy was derived from India’s past and was uniquely premised on imagined, historical, ideal society of small Traditional Peasants located in Autonomous Villages, situated amidst Nature and guided by Sanatani ethics and scriptures. The concept of Swaraj and Ramrajya, encouraged by Gandhi, was based on the idea of Governance by an ideal state and regulated by elementary.

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How to cite this article:
Ipsita Rout. Gandhi Swaraj and Satyagraha. Int J Political Sci Governance 2021;3(1):37-39.
International Journal of Political Science and Governance