Definition of Bharatanatyam in English:


Line breaks: Bha¦ra¦ta|na¦tyam
Pronunciation: /ˌbʌrʌtəˈnɑːtjʌm


[mass noun]
A classical dance form of southern India: refinement is the essence of Bharatanatyam
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from Sanskrit bharatanāṭya, literally 'the dance of Bharata', from Bharata, reputed to be the author of the Nāṭyaśāstra, a manual of dramatic art.

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