the doctrine of Mohandas Gandhi, emphasizing passive resistance and noncooperation
Origin of satyagraha; from 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 satyagraha&hlowdot; : satyam, truth (from sat-, sant-, existing, true; see es- in Indo-European roots) + agraha&hlowdot;, determination, insistence (a-, to + graha&hlowdot;, act of seizing, from g&rlowdot;h&nlowdot;ati, 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").