Explain the idea of Satyagraha according to Gandhiji.
Gandhiji's Satyagraha was an innovative method to fight against the British atrocities. The following points are the main planks of Satyagraha:
Satyagraha literally means an appeal for truth.
It aimed at appealing to the heart of the oppressor and making them realise their mistake by way of peaceful methods.
Gandhiji believed that if one is truthful and honest to oneself and is fighting injustice, then the use of force is not necessary.
Satyagraha involves peaceful persuasion of the oppressor to see the truth. The main planks of Satyagraha are truth and non-violence.
By following non-violence, a satyagrahi could win any battle without taking revenge or getting aggressive.