India – A glossary of Indian terms

Jai Hind Victory to India

Lathi
a heavy stick

Mussalmans Muslims

Pathan A member of a Pashto-speaking people of SE Afghanistan and NW Pakistan

Pukka Real, genuine

Raj The period of British rule in India before independence (literally,‘rule’)

Sahib An Englishman or other European as addressed or spoken of by Indians. Also, a gentleman.

Satyagraha Commitment to the truth force; the use of moral pressure for political purposes as pioneered by Gandhi

Swaraj
Self-government, freedom

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