satyagraha

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit सत्याग्रह ‎(satyāgraha), from सत्य ‎(satya, truth) + आग्रह ‎(āgraha, persistence).

Noun[edit]

satyagraha ‎(usually uncountable, plural satyagrahas)

  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.