(In Indian dance and other performing arts) the emotion or mood conveyed by a performer.
More example sentences
- Coming from a family of traditional painters, he was able to evoke bhava within a visual medium.
- In each chapter, the novelist creates the correct mood of the corresponding bhava.
- There were questions whether bhava was in any way related to choreography.
Hindi bhāv 'emotion, feeling', from Sanskrit bhāvā 'manner of acting, behaviour'.