Definition of natya in US English:

natya

noun

South Asian
  • The art of traditional Indian dance-drama, usually incorporating vocal or instrumental music, dialogue, and elaborate gestural dance.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Horace Wilson (1786–1860), Sanskritist. From Sanskrit nāṭya art of dancing or acting from naṭa dancer, actor.

Pronunciation

natya

/ˈnɑːtjə/