Category Archives: Nonviolence


The Birth of Khadi

I do not remember to have seen a handloom or a spinning wheel when in 1908 I described it in “Hind Swaraj” as the panacea for th [...]

Story of Non Cooperation

I must not devote any more chapters here to a description of the further progress of Khadi. It would be outside the scope of these chapters [...]

Mahatma Revisited

Sir Michael O’Dwyer held me responsible for all that had happened in the Punjab, and some irate young Punjabis held me responsible for [...]

The Conversation

From its very inception the Khadi movement, Swadeshi movement as it was then called, evoked much criticism from the mill-owners. The late Um [...]

A Farewell

The time has now come to bring these chapters to a close. My life from this point onward has been so public that there is hardly anything ab [...]

Satyagraha stands for ……

“The word Satya (Truth), is derived from Sat, which means being. And nothing is or exists in reality except Truth.”M.K. Gandhi, [...]

Tools for Consensus

Meeting Procedure: Before meeting: Choose a facilitator. Gather agenda items. Delegate responsibilty for each item. Divide into reports/deci [...]

Basic Principles of Nonviolence

Four basic principles: 1) Define your objectives. Injustice and violence are everywhere around us. A single campaign or action will not remo [...]

Non Violence

1. A Working Definition:Nonviolence was described by Gandhi as “satyagraha” which means “truth force.” Nonviolence i [...]