Abhinaya-darpana (English)

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...

This Mirror of Gesture has been edited by Tiruvenkaṭācāri of Niḍāmaṅgalam, a very learned interpreter of Gesture and the like, according to the Bharata Sāstra, and into this work are likewise introduced many extracts from the Bharata Sāstra, for the pleasure of the cultivated public.

Thus ends the Mirror of Gesture, with extracts from other books.

Śrī Sanātana-Rāma arpaṇam astu!

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