Satyagraha (; Sanskrit: सत्याग्रह; satya: “truth”, āgraha: “insistence” or “holding firmly to”), or “holding firmly to truth”, or “truth force”, is a particular form of nonviolent resistance or civil resistance

Someone who practises satyagraha is a satyagrahi

The term satyagraha was coined and developed by Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948), who practised satyagraha in the Indian independence movement and also during his earlier struggles in South Africa for Indian rights

Satyagraha theory influenced Martin Luther King Jr

’s and James Bevel’s campaigns during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, as well as Nelson Mandela’s struggle against apartheid in South Africa and many other social justice and similar movements