satyagraha

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit सत्याग्रह (satyāgraha), from [script?] (satya, truth) + [script?] (āgraha, pertinacity).

Noun[edit]

satyagraha (uncountable)

  1. The policy of nonviolent resistance as used by Mahatma Gandhi during the struggle for Indian independence.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 146:
      We also discussed whether the campaign should follow the Gandhian principles of non-violence or what the Mahatma called satyagraha, a non-violence that seeks to conquer through conversion.