kathak

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Etymology[edit]

From a Sanskrit word meaning "story".

Noun[edit]

kathak (countable and uncountable, plural kathaks)

  1. One of the eight classical dance forms of India.
    • 2001 September 28, Kelly Kleiman, “Fight From the Inside”, Chicago Reader:
      But the differences go beyond this: as the narrator explained, kathak grew up in the royal courts while bharatanatyam emerged from the temples.