What did India Called "Drag" Then ?

In India, The art of drag has been prevailing for ages, however it was not called as "Drag". Drag as a term was coined in 1870 but majorly has its origin from Victorian Era. However, In India drag was already been in place from around 1800 BC with its first documentation in Natya Shastra, a text for practice of performing arts. If that's the case, what was drag called ?


Dragvanti deep dived into some of the possible names used for referring the art of drag in India from the past. Here are few of them.















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