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Literally “self-rule,” swaraj refers to the concept of Indian independence from foreign government.

Swaraj Quotes in Kanthapura

The Kanthapura quotes below are all either spoken by Swaraj or refer to Swaraj. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Oral Tradition, Writing, and Political Power Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Oxford University Press edition of Kanthapura published in 1963.
Section 1 Quotes

Siva himself will forthwith go and incarnate on the Earth and free my beloved daughter from her enforced slavery.

Related Characters: Jayaramachar (speaker), Moorthy, Mahatma Gandhi
Page Number: 11
Explanation and Analysis:
Section 18 Quotes

“Vandé Mataram! Inquilab Zindabad! Mahatma Gandhi ki jai!”

Related Characters: Mahatma Gandhi
Page Number: 175
Explanation and Analysis:
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Swaraj Term Timeline in Kanthapura

The timeline below shows where the term Swaraj appears in Kanthapura. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 1
Oral Tradition, Writing, and Political Power Theme Icon
Gandhism and the Erosion of Caste Theme Icon
Labor, Exploitation, and Economic Independence Theme Icon
...festival is extravagant. The famous Harikatha-man Jayaramachar performs, telling a story permeated with lessons about Swaraj. Then, he tells the story of Gandhi’s birth—Venkatalakshamma complains to her son Postmaster Suryanarayana that... (full context)
Section 19
Oral Tradition, Writing, and Political Power Theme Icon
Nationalism and Colonialism Theme Icon
...“they say the Mahatma will go to the Red-man’s country and he will get us Swaraj. He will bring us Swaraj, the Mahatma. And we shall all be happy.” She likens... (full context)