Thus arose an unlikely religio

Thus arose an - . , Satyagraha.Taken literally,itmeant"truthforce"inS

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Thus arose an unlikely religio-political celebrity–a crusader against injustice who  renounced both sexual pleasure and the entire modern world. To this mix of traits was  added his philosophy of political protest, which soon gained a name:  Satyagraha . Taken  literally, it meant "truth-force" in Sanskrit, but in practical terms, it meant a refusal to  obey unjust authority. In 1906 it was put to the test within a few years of being coined,  1906 being the same year that Gandhi made his final renunciation of sex and entered  fully into  Brahmacharya.  The Transvaal government had made plans to register every  Indian over the age of eight, making them an official section of the population. The  Indian community called a mass meeting on September 8 of that year, and there Gandhi  asked the whole community to take a vow of disobedience to the law. He warned them 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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