The word ‘swadeshi’ is derived from the Bengali, svadesi, or from the Sanskrit, svadesin. Literally, it means from ‘one’s own country’ (Leadbetter 1993, p. 95). It came to mean the use in India of Indian manufactures or services in preference to imported goods or European provided services. Whatever emotional support it may have enjoyed in India, as an economic movement it was effective only in its final phase.
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