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(of manufactured goods) made in India from materials that have also been produced in India:‘so much that is swadeshi is of poor quality’
- ‘Remember, in those days India was ruled by the license-permit-quota-raj and by swadeshi economics.’
- ‘Conceptualised by the Gandhi Centre for Rural Development, the ‘Eco Shop,’ planned to be set up all over the State, will serve as a nodal centre to effectively market swadeshi goods.’
- ‘India was at last ready for a swadeshi equivalent to the New York or London Review of Books.’
- ‘Nationalists had already started arguing for swadeshi, protection of Indian industry, and the impact of the economic drain on domestic capital formation so on and so forth.’
- ‘He is of the view that by going in for swadeshi goods one is actually helping his neighbour.’
Via Hindi from Sanskrit svadeśīya of one's own country, from sva own + deśa country; used originally with reference to a nationalist movement advocating Indian-made products.
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