Definitions

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  • n. The policy of nonviolent resistance as used by Mahatma Gandhi during the struggle for Indian independence.

Etymologies

From Sanskrit  (satyāgraha), from  (satya, "truth") +  (āgraha, "pertinacity"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Those who support Herta are participating in satyagraha, too.

    Global Voices in English » USA: “I am getting deported on Wednesday”

  • Bush's visit to the memorial is sure to generate enormous protest, as well it should, but I think it also presents a rare opportunity to bring Gandhi's philosophy of "satyagraha" - truth-seeking, self-sacrifice and nonviolent resistance - to bear on the world Bush has wrought.

    Bush and Gandhi

  • One of the most dramatic events of the satyagraha was the burning of the passes, similar to the burning of British cloth in the swadeshi movement.

    MAHATMA GANDHI - SOUTH AFRICA'S GIFT TO INDIA?(1)

  • The satyagraha was a part of the struggle of India for its dignity, and a moral crusade, though waged on the South African soil.

    GANDHI AND SOUTH AFRICA

  • The other great advantage that the Egyptian people had over the regime is their spiritual resilence, or what Gandhi called "satyagraha" holding to truth.

    Cynthia Boaz: Why Egypt's Nonviolent Victory Is a Win for Us All

  • In both examples, if the confrontation is based on adherence to truth (what Gandhi followers know as "satyagraha") and nonviolence ( "ahimsa"), a transformation is possible.

    Cynthia Boaz: Shannon's Story: Health Care and Our Need for Cultural Healing (originally posted in August 2009)

  • Excerpts: NEWSWEEK: Why did you choose "satyagraha" for the title?

    Gandhi’s Wonder Years

  • But it ultimately spawned a lifelong fight against injustice and oppression through "satyagraha," variously translated as "truth force" or "passive resistance," which culminated in India's 1947 freedom from British rule.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A few weeks earlier another minister staged a 'satyagraha', a hunger-strike-unto-death, in an effort to force the Secretary General of the United Nations to withdraw the panel that he had appointed to advise him on the course of action he should take relating to the alleged acts of violence by the military that took place in Sri Lanka in the latter part of the conflict with the LTTE that ended in May 2009.

    NZ On Screen

  • It was on September 11, 1906, that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi first articulated the concept of 'satyagraha', non-violent resistance, at a public meeting in South Africa.

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