- Dharna is defined as a way of seeking justice in India.
An example of dharna is sitting in front of someone's door who borrowed money from you and refuses to pay it back and not eating until they pay what they owe.
dharna definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Hindi dharnā, persistence, a holding firm: for Indo-European base see dharma
dharna definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Hindi dharnā, from Prakrit dharaṇa, from Sanskrit dharaṇam, act of supporting, stay; see dher- in Indo-European roots.