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Small scale industries flourished Swadeshi match box, soap, ink and nibs were in demand. Use of Swadeshi nibs was a real test of patriotism, due to their poor quality! Swadeshi paper, candle and pencils were manufactured.
The Sibpur Iron Works was functioning from 1867. Another company started manufacturing Iron-safes, Small factories sprans up to manufacture buckets which were until then being imported.
Riding the wave of Swadeshi sentiment Tata Iron and Steel raised an initial capital 2.5 crores within three weeks of publication of the prospectus on 27th August 1907. It was Pramathanath Bose who had discovered and drawn the attention of the Tatas to the rich iron ore deposit of Gurumahishini as a result of which the site of the plant was shifted from central provinces to Sakchi, the Jameshdpur of today. Tata Iron and Steels continues to flourish today as a magnificient living menument for the swadeshi spirit which animated the country at the beginning of this century.
By 1907-8 the emphasis in Swadeshi efforts made inroads to banking, insurance and inland trade.
The Swadeshi enterprise was not limited to Bengal alone. Like the monsoon winds the Swadeshi breeze blew across the country. For cotton mills in western India and Southern India the Swadeshi came as a shot in the arm. The imported cotton piece-goods decreased by three crores of yards, the impact of foreign shoes fell by 75% and of cigarettes by 50%.
One of the English firms in Calcutta cabled this message to the Parent Company in England: "Boycott result is disastrous. Boots are not salable... hosiery, hats and waist bangles are also affected." The London Times noted with concern that the value of cotton textile exported to India fell by 23.7%. New mills started coming up to meet demand for swadeshi cloth in India.
With the Swadeshi wind to back, Chindambaram Pillai started Swadeshi Nangation Compamy to run ships between ....... and .... and earned the title Kappal-Otiya-Tamilan the Tamil who ran the Kappal the ships. His close associates Subramania Bharati sang songs in praise of Swadeshi. Subramania Aiyar, Anand Charlu and T.M. Nair in the South, Tilak, Paranjape, V.G. Bijapurkar in the West, Lala Lajpatrai, Munshi Ram (later, Swami Shraddananda), Pandit Chandrika Dutt in North and many others championed the cause of Swadeshi and the Bengal model was repeated in different parts of the country.
Swadeshi was no longer promotion of Indian Industry. Swadeshi came to be looked upon as love for everything Indian.

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