Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule cover

Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

1. Note, Forward and Reply to Critics
2. Chapter I: The Congress and Its Officials
3. Chapter II: The Partition of Bengal
4. Chapter III: Discontent and Unrest
5. Chapter IV: What is Swaraj?
6. Chapter V: The Condition of England
7. Chapter VI: Civilization
8. Chapter VII: Why was India Lost?
9. Chapter VIII: The Condition of India
10. Chapter IX: The Condition of India (Continued) - Railways
11. Chapter X: The Condition of India (Continued) - The Hindus and the Mahomedans
12. Chapter XI: The Condition of India (Continued) - Lawyers
13. Chapter XII: The Condition of India (Continued) - Doctors
14. Chapter XIII: What is True Civilization?
15. Chapter XIV: How Can India Become Free?
16. Chapter XV: Italy and India
17. Chapter XVI: Brute-Force
18. Chapter XVII: Passive Resistance
19. Chapter XVIII: Education
20. Chapter XIX: Machinery
21. Chapter XX: Conclusion
22. Appendices

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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)