by Ananda Coomaraswamy | 1917 | 16,981 words | ISBN-13: 9788121500210
The English translation of the Abhinaya-darpana (“the mirror of gesture”) by Nandikeshvara: an encyclopedic manual of the art of gesticulation. It belongs to a wide range of literature known as Natya-shastra: the ancient Indian art of dramatic performance, theatrics, dance and music. The Abhinaya Darpana is an abridgement of the Bharatarnava, a m...
Hands that indicate Water-Animals.—
Frog, the double Cakra hand, i. e. the thumb and forefinger go in, the middle finger is bent, and the little finger extended;
Leech, Sūci hands moved along;
Crocodile, Patāka hands crossed and held apart, also indicating a box;