10th Class Social Science Nationalism in India Question Bank Short Answer Type Questions - Nationalism In India

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    What is meant by Satyagraha, as advocated by Gandhiji?


    Satyagraha is a novel method of mass agitation and resistance used by Gandhiji in South Africa in his struggle against the racist regime. Later it was applied by Gandhiji in Indian national movement.
    The idea of Satyagraha emphasised the power of truth and non-violence.
    He felt that if the cause was true, or if the struggle was against injustice, then physical force was notnecessary to fight the oppressor.
    Without seeking revenge or being an aggressor, a satyagrahi could win the battle through non-violence. It could tie done by using moral force, by appealing to the conscience of the oppressor.

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