the doctrine of Mohandas Gandhi, emphasizing passive resistance and noncooperation
Origin of satyagrahafrom Hindi, literally , a grasping for truth from Sanskrit saty?, truth + graha, grasping
The policy of nonviolent resistance developed by Mahatma Gandhi as a means of pressing for political reform in South Africa and India.
Origin of SatyagrahaSanskrit satyāgrahah satyam truth ( from sat-, sant- existing, true ; see es- in Indo-European roots.) āgrahah determination, insistence ( ā- to ) ( grahah act of seizing ) ( from g&rlowdot;h&nlowdot;āti he seizes ; see ghrebh-1 in Indo-European roots.)
From Sanskrit à¤¸à¤¤à¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤—à¥à¤°à¤¹ (satyÄgraha), from [script?] (satya, “truth") + [script?] (Ägraha, “pertinacity").