swaraj

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swaraj

  1. self-rule (historically, in India)
    • 2015 July 21, “Sustainable development is failing but there are alternatives to capitalism”, The Guardian:
      This includes buen vivir (or sumak kawsay or suma qamaña), a culture of life with different names and varieties emerging from indigenous peoples in various regions of South America; ubuntu , with its emphasis on human mutuality (“I am because we are”) in South Africa; radical ecological democracy or ecological swaraj , with a focus on self-reliance and self-governance, in India; and degrowth , the hypothesis that we can live better with less and in common, in western countries.