Satyagraha

[ UK /sˌætɪɐɡɹˈɑːhɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms
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How To Use Satyagraha In A Sentence

  • THANJAVUR: Vedaranyam Salt Satyagraha Padayatra, re-enacted by the Tamil Nadu Congress, to commemorate the 80th year completion of the historic event and 125th year of Indian National Congress, arrived at Thiruvaiyaru near Thanjavur on Friday. The Hindu - Front Page
  • 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)
  • From the fields I went off to the Bargarh satyagraha.
  • Blogging a satyagraha - hunger strike - to save homeland in Sikkim Boing Boing
  • The main forms of mass struggle in the Valley have been non-violent direct actions - marches, satyagraha and civil disobedience.
  • Above all, I wish to say that it is up to the community to win its freedom and that its ultimate weapon, an irresistible one, is satyagraha … I am, of course, a satyagrahi and I hope always to remain one, but in December last I fell more under the spell of indenture. ANC Today
  • Shanti owned a press, aptly called Motherland Press and, after a while, he began printing Quit India, a clandestine newspaper inciting people to carry out satyagraha against the British.
  • 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
  • For three weeks before the march, Rajaji undertook a quick tour of Tamil districts, apprising the people on the implication of the forthcoming salt satyagraha.
  • The result was a methodology for organizing and life that he termed "Satyagraha" -- a Sanskrit word usually translated as "truth force" or "soul force. Ben Brandzel: Rally to Restore Satyagraha?
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