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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Karnad has borrowed the myth from great Indian epic Mahabharta and other Puranas. Ravindranath Reddy rated it really liked it Nov 27, Yayati rushes to stop her only to realise that in doing so, he has held her by the right hand!

People in Hindu mythology Mythological kings Characters in the Mahabharata. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Or when Sharmishta tells Yayati, ‘To be a good slave is to have all your vileness extracted from you. Pratyusha Bhaskar rated it liked it Jun 30, He marries Devayani and takes Sharmishthadaughter of king Vrishparva and maid of Devayani as his mistress on her request.


Feb 13, RustyJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hindu deities and texts. Girish Karnad reshapes the theme, content and thoughts of ancient myth for readers and spectators of contemporary literature.

He performed Rajasuyas, Ashwamedhas, Vajapeyas, Atiratras, Pundarikas and innumerable Agnishthomas and Chaturmasyas. His plays put forward different problems, the identification of a human being in this world of strange relationships.

Yayati could redeem this curse only if someone was willing to exchange his youth with him. He appoints his four younger brothers to rule the world’s cardinal directions [ citation needed ]. Boovitha Arumugam rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Shukracharya also said the only concession he could give was that if Yayati wanted he could give his old age to someone and take their youth from him.


EBSCOhost | | Theme of Responsibility in Girish Karnad’s Yayati.

He has translated his major plays into English, and has received critical acclaim across India. Karnad deviates from the original myth towards the end thereby portraying an interesting dilemma and a brilliant climax as a result of which Yayati finally realizes the fallacy of his reasoning and takes back the curse from Pooru as an attempt at redemption.

Please ensure that your name, academic degrees, institutional affiliation and institutional address, and your e-mail address are all given in the first page of your article. Books by Girish Karnad. The impact is overwhelming. Pooru who is disinterested in the affairs of state and disillusioned with his own existence, agrees to take on the curse in place of his father.

Theme of Responsibility in Girish Karnad’s Yayati.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Pooru is transformed from a dutiful and self-sacrificing son to an individual confronted with the absurd, facing an existential crisis whereby the grandeur of a princely life and the prospects of becoming a future ruler seem to hold no meaning for him.

How to Learn Another Language? Sharmistra’s fiery spirit combined with Deviyani’s pride bring out the complex nature of female character that was completely lost in the mythical version. Ayus’s son was Nahusha who was educated by the Sage Vashistha. Chandra gave rise to the lunar dynasty or the Chandravanshi Dynasty. 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 laying bare the inner recesses of the human psyche in the author’s own ‘Yayati’ is Girish Karnad’s very first play.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His spiritual practices are, at long last, blessed with success and, alone in the deep woods, he is rewarded with ascension to giriish – the heavenly realm of the righteous, ruled by Indrathat is but one step below the ultimate liberation of moksha.

At Yayati’s palace, Sharmishta torments Devayani with her karna and barbs and waits for an opportunity to exact revenge.

This abstract may be abridged. The chariot however vanished due to a curse incurred by the Paurava King Janamejaya when he slew a Brahmana in his hatred.

Transformation of Natural Language into Indexing Language: The psychological aspects behind it? I love the way he reworks the story of Yayati from Mahabharata, the way a simple story reveals kkarnad much about human nature, the way each of the characters enacts or experiences various forms of psychological violence at the hands of those closest to them.

Event – Yayati By Girish Karnad

In a yayatj age 23 he wrote this Drama Yayati. Status Marking in Tamil – A Ph. Karnad takes a deep insight into Yayati’s character and shows Yayati’s passion for the enjoyment of life, which ultimately turns into detachment and aloofness. For four decades Karnad has been composing plays, often using history and mythology to tackle contemporary issues.

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