- 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.
in India, a method of seeking justice by sitting at the door of one's debtor or wrongdoer and fasting until justice is obtained
Origin of dharnaHindi dharnā, persistence, a holding firm: for Indo-European base see dharma
A hunger strike in which an aggrieved person or party sits down and refuses to move from a place associated with the party believed to be the source of the grievance, especially the entrance to a building or the door of a residence.
Origin of dharnaHindi dharnā, from Prakrit dhara&nlowdot;a, from Sanskrit dhara&nlowdot;am, act of supporting, stay; see dher- in Indo-European roots.