- (in India) the policy of passive resistance inaugurated by Mohandas Gandhi in 1919 as a method of gaining political and social reforms.
Origin of Satyagraha
Examples from the Web for satyagraha
It is the mistakes of the people that matter in a Satyagraha campaign.
And you are satisfied that the masses understand the spirit of Satyagraha?
It seems clear that Satyagraha cannot be equated with Christian pacifism.
In practice, Satyagraha is a mixture of expediency and principle.
The term "Satyagraha" itself was, however, a contribution of Gandhi.
- the policy of nonviolent resistance adopted by Mahatma Gandhi from about 1919 to oppose British rule in India
- any movement of nonviolent resistance
Word Origin and History for satyagraha
Indian form of passive resistance, 1920, in writings of M.K. Gandhi, from Sanskrit satyagraha "insistence on truth," from satya "truth, truthfulness" (from sat- "existing, true, virtuous," from PIE *es- "to be;" see essence) + agraha "pertinacity," from PIE *ghrebh- "to seize, reach" (see grab (v.)).