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Meaning of "dharna" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DHARNA

From Hindi, literally: a placing.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DHARNA

dharna  [ˈdʌnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DHARNA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dharna is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DHARNA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Dharna

A dharna, is a non-violent sit-in protest, which may include fast undertaken at the door of an offender, especially a debtor, in India as a means of obtaining compliance with a demand for justice, state response of criminal cases, or payment of a debt. It was a popular form of protest during the Indian independence movement and part of Mahatma Gandhi's satyagraha form of civil disobedience and protest. In India there are designated places for conducting Dharna, and a permission is required for it. Often, those practicing dharna break the permission leading to clashes with law enforcement. Dharna generally refers to fixing one's mind on an object. It refers to whole-heartedly pledging toward an outcome or to inculcating a directed attitude. Dharna is consciously and diligently holding a point of view with the intent of achieving a goal. The word was first used in English in 1793, in a news item in the The Statesman newspaper, about satyagrahis in Patna.

Definition of dharna in the English dictionary

The definition of dharna in the dictionary is a method of obtaining justice, as the payment of a debt, by sitting, fasting, at the door of the person from whom reparation is sought.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DHARNA


baserunner
ˈbeɪsˌrʌnə
Corunna
kəˈrʌnə
dhurna
ˈdʌnə
forerunner
ˈfɔːˌrʌnə
frontrunner
ˈfrʌntˌrʌnə
gunner
ˈɡʌnə
gunrunner
ˈɡʌnrʌnə
oner
ˈwʌnə
outrunner
ˈaʊtˌrʌnə
roadrunner
ˈrəʊdˌrʌnə
rumrunner
ˈrʌmrʌnə
runner
ˈrʌnə
sadhana
ˈsɑːdʌnə
scunner
ˈskʌnə
shotgunner
ˈʃɒtˌɡʌnə
stunner
ˈstʌnə
Sunna
ˈsʌnə
tonner
ˈtʌnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DHARNA

dhak
Dhaka
dhal
dhamma
dhansak
dharma
dharmic
dharmsala
dharmshala
Dhaulagiri
DHB
DHEA
DHEAS
dhobi
dhobi itch
dhol
dhole
dholl
dhooti
dhootie

WORDS THAT END LIKE DHARNA

Amarna
Anapurna
Annapurna
arna
cisterna
cromorna
episterna
otitis externa
otitis interna
Oxenstierna
presterna
prosterna
Smyrna
sterna
taverna
Tell el Amarna
varna
xiphisterna

Synonyms and antonyms of dharna in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «dharna» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DHARNA

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Translator English - Chinese

dharna
1,325 millions of speakers

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dharna
570 millions of speakers

English

dharna
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धरना
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

dharna
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дхарна
278 millions of speakers

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dharna
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Translator English - Bengali

dharna
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dharna
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dharna
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

dharna
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

dharna
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Translator English - Korean

dharna
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dharna
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

dharna
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தர்ணா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धरणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dharna
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dharna
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dharna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Дхарна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dharna
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

καθιστικής
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

dharna
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

dharna
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Dharna
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dharna

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DHARNA»

The term «dharna» is regularly used and occupies the 95.518 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DHARNA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dharna» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dharna» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dharna

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DHARNA»

Discover the use of dharna in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dharna and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dharna Vihara, Ranakpur: Opus 17
15th century Hindu and Jain temples in Rajasthan.
Saryu Doshi, Thomas Dix, 1995
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Yog Its Philosophy & Practice
6. Dharna. (Concentration): Deshbandshchittasya dharna (Yog darshan: 3.1) Nabhichakra (Navel center), Hriday pundank (Heart), Bhrlimadhya (center of Eyebrows), Murdha jyoti (the light glowing on center of your forehead), Bramharandhra ...
Swami Ramdev, 2006
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Hindi Kriya Kosh
Here, SK^T dharna, "to put or to place (s.th.)" is embedded in the more comprehensive meaning of the first verb and points out additionally the semantic features of the last phase of the action denoted by the first verb, e.g.: c=n TOT la dharna/ ...
Helmut Nesiptaal, 2008
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English Language Teaching In IndiaProblems And Issues
'Dharna' is in popular use now-a-days though it is interesting to note that the word was first used in English in 1793. "... satyagrahis staging a dharna in front of the Old Secretariat in Patna" was the caption of a photograph in the Statesman (6.x.
Qaiser Zoha Alam, 1998
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: A-M
Dharna rules of conduct for various social groups, moral duties, rights, and obligations. These were composed as collections of aphorisms, some so brief that they virtually presuppose commentary, and were written between the seventh and ...
James G. Lochtefeld, 2002
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Rediscovering Gandhi
Dharna, therefore, is the most dramatic way of influencing public opinion both when the effort is successful and when it is crushed. Sitting Dharna has assumed peculiar forms in India's Satyagraha operations. In 1922, the non-cooperation its  ...
‎2008
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Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, ...
Dharna baithna, literally to sit “ Dhurna,” was a practice put in force in several parts of India by creditors who sat down before the doors oftheir debtors so as to close all exit unless over the sitter's body and thus compel a payment of their claims.
Edward Balfour, 1871
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Zoroastrian Rituals in Context
Presently, the performance of Baj-dharna is restricted mainly to the ritual precincts where Inner rituals are performed. Even when its associate services of AfrTngan, Faroxsi, Jasn and Faresta are performed in places outside the precincts of the ...
Michael Stausberg, 2004
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Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire
The Traditional Methods of Hartal, Fast, Dharna Turning now from the underlying philosophical attitudes in Indian culture, let us consider the traditional use of certain of the methods which later became the tools of satyagraha. Among the forms ...
Mary Taliaferro Boatwright, 2003
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Connected: Engagements with Media
After this hundreds of women sat on a dharna (sit-in) in the slum. The dharna continued for three days and demolition of the houses was discontinued by the officials. According to the superintendent of police most of the people participating in ...
George E. Marcus, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DHARNA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dharna is used in the context of the following news items.
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Congress holds dharna against temple removal in Jaipur | Zee News
Jaipur: Charging BJP government in the state with hurting the sentiments of various religious communities, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
2
Ravenshaw University students stage dharna against hostel fee hike
Ravenshaw University students, on Monday, protested against the hike in hostel development fees by the university administration and staged ... «I am in dna of India, Jul 15»
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Beloved DJ Butt in row with PTI over unpaid bill from dharna … - Dawn
LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's celebrated DJ Butt is threatening to take legal action against the party over non-payment of his ... «DAWN.com, Jul 15»
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CPI(M) dharna
The CPI(M) on Monday alleged that the government had failed to resolve the compensation issue to farmers who had lost lands for the ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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BAAHUBALI: Rana Daggubati Fans Dharna For Tickets - Filmibeat
Rana Daggubati fans staged a dharna yesterday near a multiplex for not selling the tickets at the counters properly and putting up a house full ... «FilmiBeat, Jul 15»
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Rent-a-car permits: Taxiowners to stage dharna today | Goa NYOOOZ
To protest against this decision of the transport department, it will stage a one-day dharna in the city on Monday. In the event the government ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
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Baahubali Mania: Fans Dharna For First Day Tickets
The madness to grab the first day tickets is such that a group of Rana Daggubati's fans in Karimnagar have been sitting on a dharna in front of a ... «Gulte, Jul 15»
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BJP MPs' dharna a damp squib
In a memorandum submitted to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik after the conclusion of a 24-hour dharna by party MPs here on Sunday, the ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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AIDSO to stage 'dharna' to protest against higher payment seats at …
VADODRA: The All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) has decided to stage a `dharna` on Monday to oppose introduction of ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
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Mocktale: BJP to stage a dharna over Kejriwal's 'power trip'
The common man had a hard time digesting the fact that their savior Arvind Kejriwal's power bill for the month of June was a whopping Rs1.35 ... «Times of India, Jul 15»

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