You often find greater details in some of the Persian texts on yoga than in Sanskrit. In fact, the first illustrated manuscript on yoga, Bahr al-Hyat (Ocean of Life), was commissioned by Prince Salim, later Emperor Jahangir.
- James Mallinson, co-author of Roots of Yoga

Believed to have been written, or at any rate completed, about the 9th century AD, the Agni Purana devotes a separate section to the use of the body and limbs in dancing and acting. Much of what it says in this regard is freely borrowed from two earlier classical works in the field - the Natya Shastra and the Dasarupaka.
('Traditions of Indian Classical dance,' Mohan Khokar, 1979, Chapter 'Down the centuries')

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