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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The play opens when Yayati is married to Devayani, the daughter of demons’ guru Shukracharya.

Shwetha rated it really liked it May 24, Arya rated it really liked it Jun 29, Chandra gave rise to the lunar dynasty or the Chandravanshi Dynasty. From Sabhanara came a son named Kalanara, and from Kalanara came a son named Srnjaya.

Open Preview See a Problem? Sharmistha, the daughter of the Demon King Vrishparva, is shown as her slave.

Yayati: A Play Translated from the Original Kannada by the Author

I saw it on stage at Ranga Shankara in Bengaluru a year or so ago and it was mesmerising. Chitralekha irresponsibly chooses to commit suicide by consuming poison, but doesn’t want to die at the very last minute.

For example, when Sharmishta tells Devayani that Yayati is not lusting for his wife, but for the secret of immortality that Shukracharya has. Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from May Use Indian English from May All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Birish using infobox character with unknown parameters Articles containing Sanskrit-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references.


Girish Karnad reshapes the theme, content and thoughts of ancient myth for readers and spectators of contemporary literature. Preview — Yayati by Girish Karnad.

This page was last edited on 17 November karand, at Madan Rajagopal rated it really liked it Sep 04, One day Sharmishtha, daughter of the Danava king Vrishparva and Devayani, daughter of the Daitya sage Shukracharyago with Sharmishtha’s retinue to bathe in a forest pool not far from their home.

The masterfulness of the play and the playwright are actually in three instances in the last act: Uparichara’s grandson, Jarasandha of Magadha, inherited that chariot. He appoints his four younger brothers to rule the world’s cardinal directions [ citation needed ]. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is based on an episode in the Mahabharata, where Yayati, one of the ancestors of the Pandavas, is given the curse of premature old age by his father-in-law, Shukracharya, who is incensed by Yayati’s infidelity.

Anoop rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Madhu Sudhan rated it really liked it Aug 11, Devayani-Swarnalata, Devayani-Sharmishta, Sharmishta-Yayati, Chitralekha-Swarnalata and Chitralekha-Yayati, we are given a peek into the recesses of each of their psyches.

Ayus completed his education from Sage Chyavana and married the Asura princess Prabha. But the world only yayqti for the embers there.

Yayati | play by Karnad |

Ullas Poojary rated it it was amazing Jul 22, 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. In a manner that I have never experienced before.

Transformation of Natural Language into Indexing Language: With the help of her servants, Sharmishtha throws the naked Devayani into a well and leaves the forest with her retinue.

The nar Girish Karnad’s Yayati is one of the best yayaati in the past year. He had five brothers: This slur on herself and her father Vrishparva infuriates Sharmishtha. A reason cited for the marriage is that Yayati held Devayani by her right hand as her pulls her out and hence, he has no choice but to marry her. Keniston writes that “heroes” of all kinds and all ages have been alienated and their stories are the tales of alienation and of struggles to end it.


Boovitha Arumugam rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Karnad adopts the western techniques, but employs them in his theatre through indigenous narrative techniques.

Padma rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Shamimah Binti Haja Mohideen, M. Many Indian English dramas are found to explore the original ancient folktales and myths. Craving for sense-pleasures is not removed but aggravated by indulgence karnac as ghee poured into fire increases it The chariot however vanished due to a curse incurred by the Paurava King Janamejaya when he slew a Brahmana in his hatred.

Pratyusha Bhaskar rated it liked it Jun 30, He was one of the ancestors of Pandavas. Even the smallest contribution will go a long way in supporting this journal. Or when she says, ‘I do have tears in my eyes. Hardcover74 pages.

Theme of Responsibility in Girish Karnad’s Yayati.

But it is too late, for Chitralekha has killed herself. A play written in Kannada, Yayati was Karnad’s first play and the best I have read so far. Chandra’s son was Budha. Mohammad Ali Salmani-Nodoushan, Ph.