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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Vocabulary Education by B. Sharmistha, the daughter of the Demon King Vrishparva, is shown as her slave. Santhosh Acharya rated it really liked gjrish Mar 13, Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract.

The play happens on the night of Pooru bringing his bride home. The young bride Chitralekha demonstrates to Yayati his shortcomings and he realises his foibles. Refresh and try again. This would naturally remind one of the plays and dance dramas of Tagore that were reinterpretations of stories from the two Indian epics; however the salient feature of Karnad’s text is the aspect of karnqd bare the inner recesses of the human psyche in the author’s own words.

Yayati on the other hand is presented as a self obsessed king who can justify his every act, even his moral transgressions as a birish privilege.

Mohammad Ali Salmani-Nodoushan, Ph. He performed Rajasuyas, Ashwamedhas, Vajapeyas, Atiratras, Pundarikas and innumerable Agnishthomas and Chaturmasyas.

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

At Yayati’s palace, Sharmishta torments Devayani with her remarks and barbs and waits for an opportunity to exact revenge. Girish Karnad’s Yayati was an exciting, thrilling read!. Chitralekha irresponsibly chooses to commit suicide by consuming poison, but doesn’t want to die at karnsd very last minute. Seyyed Mohammad Alavi, Ph. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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His torment and burden for Pooru’s youth is revealed in the following words. Another one of his descendants was King Bharatason of King Dushyanta and Shakuntalaand after whom, India’s ancient name Bharatvarsha was kept. Shweta rated it it was ok Mar 09, This would naturally remind one of the plays and yayyati dramas of Tagore that were reinterpretations of stories from the two Indian epics; however the salient feature of Karnad’s text is the aspect of laying bare the inner recesses of the human psyche in the author’s own ‘Yayati’ is Girish Karnad’s very first play.

Girish Karnad’s Yayati is an Indian mythological king who represents the modern alienated man. Craving for sense-pleasures is not removed but aggravated by indulgence even as ghee poured into fire increases it Madan Rajagopal rated it really liked it Sep 04, Sharmishtha also agrees to this to save the kingdom and becomes Devayani’s maidservant.

Drama is the oldest literary art which is meant for stage and action. Jarasandha was eventually defeated and slain by the Pandava Bhima who gave the chariot to his cousin, Lord Krishna. The chariot became a family heirloom among the descendants of Puru. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.


He reluctantly agrees and they begin a relationship, in the hopes that she will conceive. See 1 question about Yayati…. Pururavas ruled over the city of Pratishthana. No, it is living and dying we have to choose between.

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He refuses and says that, if he were to do so, he could not face the wrath of Shukracharya. In a series of conversations between Devayani and Swarnalata, Devayani and Sharmishta and Devayani and Yayati, we are informed that before her marriage Devayani and Sharmishta were close friends.

Preview — Yayati by Girish Karnad. Jyoti Singh rated it liked it Aug 04, It is his son, Pooru, who finally offers to do this yyati his father. Lists with This Book.

Theme of Responsibility in Girish Karnad’s Yayati.

Devayani is distraught on realising this. Karnad adopts the western techniques, but employs them in his theatre through indigenous narrative techniques.

He has had his fill but remains unfulfilled. Just a moment while we karnas you in to your Goodreads account. This play showed enough promise of the author’s calibre, something that would eventually establish him as one of the leading playwrights in the country. Yayati could redeem this curse only if someone was willing to ex Yayati, Girish Karnard’s first play, was written in and won the Mysore State Award in Upon Indra’s loss of power, the gods asked Nahusha to be the new Indra.