Satyagraha


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Satyagraha

 

a form of nonviolent, anti-imperialist struggle, developed and introduced into the national liberation movement of India by M. K. Gandhi. Gandhi first employed satyagraha in the Union of South Africa in the struggle against the racial discrimination suffered by Indians in the country. Satyagraha received wide application in the national liberation movement of the Indian people against the British colonialists between 1918 and 1947. It included such measures as mass meetings, demonstrations, work stoppages, boycotts of British institutions and the colonial administration, and, as an extreme measure, refusal to pay taxes.

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She added that the Commission will take the Satyagraha to households in Delhi and will ensure that over one lakh signatures reach the Prime Minister on this issue.
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Dissatisfied with the terms "passive resistance" and "civil disobedience," Gandhi coined the term satyagraha ("firmness in truth").
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Rynne, founder of the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking in Milwaukee, explains how studying Mahatma Gandhi's practice of Satyagraha, the bold nonviolent resistance for which he became famous, enhanced Rynne's own understanding of Jesus and Christian salvation.
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