gestures play a key role in Indian dance. There are 24 hand gestures. Another 43
gestures can be formed using both the hands so in total there are 67 hand
gestures. Other important body gestures are formed with the movement of
head, eyes, eyebrows, waist, chest etc. For detail and intense study of body gestures the books "Bharat
Natyashastra" and "Sangeet
Ratnakar" are the best source of information.