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Hindavi Swarajya (हिन्दवी स्वराज्य; IPA: Hindavī Svarājya) ("self-rule of Hindu people"[1]) is a term for socio-political movements seeking to remove foreign military and political influences from India.[2] The term was first used in a 1645 CE letter by Shivaji,[1] founder of the Maratha Empire
Maratha Empire
when fighting back Mughal rule. The term Swarajya was later adopted by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, one of the early leaders of the Indian independence movement against the British Empire.[3] References[edit]

^ a b Jackson, William Joseph (2005). Vijayanagara voices: exploring South Indian history and Hindu literature. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 38. ISBN 9780754639503.  ^ http://balsanskar.com/english/lekh/499.html ^ http://www.rediff.com/news/column/the-futile-row-over-renaming-shivaji-park/20121211.htm

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