Bharatashastra, Bharataśāstra, Bharata-shastra: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Bharataśāstra can be transliterated into English as Bharatasastra or Bharatashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bharataśāstra (भरतशास्त्र).—n S The shastra of the drama, the authoritative treatise upon dramatic composition and representation. 2 Used freely in the sense of The laws of the drama and of scenic exhibition.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bharataśāstra (भरतशास्त्र).—n The shâstra of the drama.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bharataśāstra (भरतशास्त्र).—= नाट्यशास्त्रम् (nāṭyaśāstram).
Derivable forms: bharataśāstram (भरतशास्त्रम्).
Bharataśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bharata and śāstra (शास्त्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bharataśāstra (भरतशास्त्र):—[=bharata-śāstra] [from bharata > bhara] n. Bh°’s manual (of the dramatic art = ṇātya-ś), [Catalogue(s)]
2) [v.s. ...] another manual of music (by Raghu-nātha), [ib.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
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