Lokadharmi, Loka-dharmi, Lokadharmī: 2 definitions



Lokadharmi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Lokadharmī (लोकधर्मी, “realistic practice”) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “realistic mode of dramatic representation”, which follows the practice of peoples, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra verse 14.61. It is one of the two kinds of dramatic representation, also called dharmī, or dharmin.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Lokadharmī (“realistic”) is a devision of the technical practice of the production of a play—If a play depends on natural behaviour [in its characters] and is simple and not artificial, and has in its plot profession and activities of the people and has simple acting and no playful flourish of limbs and depends on men and women of different types, it is called Realistic (lokadharmī).

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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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