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Bharatanatyam

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌbʌrətəˈnɑːtjəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbʌrətəˈnɑːtjəm//
 
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a classical dance form from southern India Word Originfrom Sanskrit bharatanāṭya, literally ‘the dance of Bharata’, from Bharata, reputed to be the author of the Nāṭyaśāstra, a manual of dramatic art.