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* Glossary and abbreviations
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Kshatriya
  second highest caste in the social hierarchy
Lakh
  the sum of 100, 000
mullah
  spiritual leader of Muslims
moksha
  salvation or the ultimate end of life
panchayat
  village council
pice
  the basic unit of the rupee in Gandhi's time
praja
  Gandhi's term for 'nation' in Hind Swaraj
rishi
  sage
the Raj
  the British regime in India
shastras
  traditional, often considered sacred, texts
satya
  truth
satyagraha
  firmness in adhering to truth
satyagrahi
  one who practises satyagraha
shastri
  learned in Hindu scriptures
swadeshi
  pertaining to one's own country
swaraj
  self-rule, self-government
Upas tree
  Antiaris toxicaria, whose poisonous latex is used as arrow
  poison: symbol of any life-destroying entity
vaid
  name for 'medical doctors' in pre-modern India
varna
  the ideal unit of a functionally divided Hindu society
varnashrama
  the four-fold hierarchical division of Hindu society
Vaishnava
  a member of the sect who worships Vishnu, a Hindu God
yagna
  sacrificial offering
A B B R E V I A T I O N S
HS
  Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule
CW
  The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi
AICC
  All-India Congress Committee
AISA
  All-India Spinners' Association
AIVIA
  All-India Village Industries Association

 
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