Antah-prana, aka: Antaḥ-prāṇa; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Antah-prana in Natyashastra glossaries]

Inner Life (antaḥ prāṇa) of the Danseuse.—The ten factors of the Inner Life of the Danseuse are swiftness, composure, symmetry, versatility, glances, ease, intelligence, confidence, speech, and song.

(Source): archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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