Gandhiji formulated the following techniques of Satyagraha.


Fasting is a great technique of Satyagraha. Through fasting, a Satyagrahi will attach his greatest devotion to duty and love for the opponent. By this, one will purify his body, mind and soul. By this, he should influence the opponent by.

Changing his mind but not coercing him to his desire. Prior to-resorting to fasting, one should be very sure that his stand is solid and for the sake of the good to others, the opponent must yield. Gandhi had resorted to fasting many time in course of the freedom movement of India.



Another technique of Satyagraha is non-cooperation with the opponent. By this Gandhi meant that it is non-cooperation with the deeds of the evil-doer. In that case, a Saryagralii has to make good relation, with his opponent following the principle “Hate the Sill, not the sinner”.

Civil disobedience:

To Gandhi, Satyagraha applied in the field of political sphere assumes the form of civil disobedience. This is nothing but the mass resistance to oppressive deeds of a government. This is a sort of disciplined group action against th7 tyranny of a government strictly adhering to the command of the leader. Gandhiji showed it many times and the famous among them is the march from Sabarmati to Dandi for breaking salt law.


Strike (hartal):

Gandhi envisaged that another great technique of Satyagraha is strike. This is applicable mostly in case of the workers. By following this non- violent method, workers can exert fear in the mind of their mill-owners and fulfill their demands.


By instituting the method of Satyagraha, Gandhi established a new milestone in the history of mankind. This was a novel experiment of fulfilling the desire of the Indians from the Britishers. It is relevant even today.