Nāṭya-śāstra


Nāṭya-śāstra

▪ Indian drama treatise
in full  Bhārata Nāṭya-śāstra,  

      detailed treatise and handbook on dramatic art that deals with all aspects of the classical Sanskrit theatre. It is believed to have been written before the 3rd century by the mythic Brahman sage and priest Bharata.

      Its many chapters contain detailed treatment of all the diverse arts that are embodied in the classical Indian concept of the drama, including dance, music, poetics, and general aesthetics. Its primary importance lies in its justification of Indian drama as a vehicle of religious enlightenment.

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