bharata natya

noun
bhar·​a·​ta na·​tya | \¦bər-ə-tə-ˈnä-tyə\
variants: or bharata natyam \ ¦bər-​ə-​tə-​ˈnä-​tyəm \

Definition of bharata natya 

: a traditional Indian dance formerly exclusively performed by devadasis — compare kathak, kathakali, manipuri

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First Known Use of bharata natya

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bharata natya

Sanskrit bharatanāṭya, literally, Bharata's dancing, from Bharata, a sage reputed to be the author of the Natyashastra, a manual of dramatic art + -nāṭya dramatic art, dancing

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