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Sva⋅rāj (hindi: स्वराज, urdu: سوراج‎‎) is autonomy, sovereignty in 🇮🇳 India.
Cognates with english: self-rule, german: selbst-recht, french: soi-roy (same indo-european roots).

It is swaraj when we learn to rule ourselves. […] If the English become Indianized, we can accommodate them. If they wish to remain in India along with their civilization, there is no room for them. Hind Swaraj, §14 (Mohandas K. Gandhi, )

Self sustain means own food;
Food comes fro culture;
Culture is power.
India has the 🕉️ Vedas, …, 🎥 Bollywood.

He who perceives, loves, and knows everything as the Self; he becomes svarāj Chāndogyopaniṣad 7:25


Before British colonization, ☪️ Mughal dominion wasn’t painfree either. In the , the Marathas conquered (back) a lot of land from the Mughals. They wanted Hindavī Svarājya.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is based on this. It’s a good action movie, with brave fights, special effects, and some human chess!

As for a Mughal good guy, see Dara Shikoh.


Set in , Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India depicts a village gambling the British yearly tax in a funny “double or quits” bet. 🏏 Cricket rules! India has indeed become a world-class cricketer.

The characters and plot are a bit gross: the British governor is really mean & cocksure, but his sister is nice & loving; after much suspense… an happy ending. Many songs, danced in group.

Bhagat Singh

The Legend of Bhagat Singh is a biographical film. There is also the free animated movie Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Bhagat Singh was disappointed by Gandhi in his youth. He turned to 🚩 revolutionary socialism, fought more directly. The bloody Brits executed him in , aged 23.

Related book: The Communist Challenge to Islam.

Nathuram Godse

Nathuram Godse - The Man Who Killed Gandhi is a short documentary about, you guessed it, Nathuram V. Godse, who murdered Gandhi in .

Godse was actually 🤔 more sensible that you’d expect:

Gandhi’s recent prayer meetings in Hindu temples had started the practice of reading passages from the Quran, despite Hindus protesting this practice. However, Gandhi dared not read the Gita in a mosque in the teeth of Muslim opposition. Gandhi knew what a terrible Muslim reaction would have been if he had done so. Gandhi knew it is safe to trample on the tolerant Hindu.

Related essay: The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority.

Moguls 2.0

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Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades claimed in Marc Andreessen, a Sillycon Valley 💸 mogul, Facebook investor.

To better understand imperialism, read The Bugbear of Literacy essay.
Go deeper into the Indian mind, watch the Upanishad Ganga TV serie.
Hindus heartbeat their epics, the Mahā⋅bhārata and the Rāmā⋅yaṇa