This edition of Hind Swaraj, with introductory essays by Dr.Usha Thakkar and Dr. Gita Dharampal, published in the 150th year of the Mahatma’s birth anniversary, contains the 1910 English translation by Gandhi himself.
Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule was written by M.K. Gandhi (1869-1948) in 1909. Composed originally in Gujarati, comprising 275 handwritten pages, this work contains the essence of his views, which he had developed in the course of the preceding decade or so. It includes his stance on modern civilisation and on nonviolence as a tool against oppression and subjugation.
Hind Swaraj has served as a blueprint over the years for many who follow Gandhian principles. Although its relevance in today’s troubled world may bedecided by the exigencies of the twenty-first century, Hind Swaraj remains seminal in the development of Gandhian thought. This book continues to provide valuable material for introspection and contemplation more than a hundred years after it was written.