Yayati: Girish Karnad: first play, the critically acclaimed Yayati (), while still at Oxford. Centred on the story of a mythological king, the play established. As a reader of Karnad’s plays, one has to pay attention to their sources. Almost every text has a source in that the plot is derived f. Yayati (), the first literary attempt of Karnad, reinterprets an ancient myth from . spite of parents’ denial, Girish Karnad explored the new horizons and he .

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His spiritual practices are, at long last, blessed with success and, alone in the deep woods, he is rewarded with ascension to svarga yaati the heavenly realm of the righteous, ruled by Indrathat is but one step below the ultimate liberation of moksha.

A thematic analysis of Karnad’s plays based on myths and folktales reveal the fact that Karnad very convincingly gives voice to the ambiguous concerns of the post-colonial age. There are several changes compared to karna narrative in the Mahabharata, but that is not relevant for this review.

Based on this construct, the playwright dissects and lays bare the psyche and inner girosh of the human mind. He refuses and says that, if he were to do so, he could not face the wrath of Shukracharya.

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I don’t know what I understood that time. In each of the conversations: The way he has linked the character, the way he has girisj the mythological This man has been finest example of allrounder; Director, Actor, Theater artist, Playwright and Writer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pooru though a considerate son, shirks his responsibility as a husband. Devayani resolves girisn make Sharmishtha her servant in revenge for trying to kill her by throwing her into the well.


Nikhil Shanbhag rated it liked it Feb 10, girishh Girish Karnad’s Yayati is one of the best reads in the past year.

Prakasha Srinivas rated it it was amazing Nov 17, Remote access to EBSCO’s databases is permitted to patrons of subscribing institutions accessing hirish remote locations for personal, non-commercial use. Sugu rated it really liked it Jun 21, He married the Apsara Urvashi and had many sons, of whom Ayus was the eldest.

Return to Book Page. He is a recipient of the Jnanpith Award for Kannada, the highest literary honour conferred in India.

No, it is living and dying we have to choose between. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Mar 04, Riddhiman rated it it was amazing.

Language of Mass Media: Vidya Dumbla rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Karnad has borrowed the myth from great Indian epic Mahabharta and other Puranas. Girish Karnad’s Akrnad was an exciting, thrilling read!.

To ask other readers questions about Yayatiplease sign up. Shamimah Binti Haja Mohideen, M. This man has been finest example of allrounder; Director, Actor, Theater artist, Playwright and Writer. This is only the beginning part of the article.

Theme of Responsibility in Girish Karnad’s Yayati.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For example, when Sharmishta tells Devayani that Yayati is not lusting for his wife, but for the secret of immortality that Shukracharya has. With the help of her servants, Sharmishtha throws the naked Devayani into a well and leaves the forest with her retinue.


Would love to see a stage production of it sometime. Mohammad Ali Salmani-Nodoushan, Ph.

A small play in four giridh, it uses the mythological theme of King Yayati that appears in the Mahabharata as a construct. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable giirsh. Realising the futility of it all, Yayati takes back the curse on himself, restoring Pooru to youth and goes away karrnad the forest with Akrnad. The volume reviewed here is the english translation by the author himself.

Sharmistha, the daughter of the Demon King Vrishparva, is shown as her slave. His plays have been translated into several Indian languages and directed by eminent directors like Ebrahim Alkazi, B.

The psychological aspects behind it? He performed Rajasuyas, Ashwamedhas, Vajapeyas, Atiratras, Pundarikas and innumerable Agnishthomas and Chaturmasyas. Send your articles as an attachment to your e-mail to msthirumalai2 gmail. Girish Karnad skillfully weaves the myth of yayati, creating realistic, believable characters. Ayus completed his education from Sage Chyavana and married the Asura princess Prabha. The masterfulness of the play and the playwright are actually in three instances in the last act: A play written in Kannada, Yayati was Karnad’s first play and the best I have read so far.

Yayati rescues and marries her. Thus, Yayati’s disillusionment is complete only with saturation.