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 distraught Devayani complains to her father and Shukracharya curses Yayati with premature old age and decripitude.

Theme of Responsibility in Girish Karnad’s Yayati.

This man has been finest example of allrounder; Director, Actor, Theater artist, Playwright and Writer. Devayani returns, scolds Sharmishtha for her mistake and belittles her with the jibe that she is the daughter of Shukracharya Shukracharya being a sage and high priest and indeed the guru gitish all the Asuras – no mere employee as Vrishparva’s and their Kingdom lives on his blessings. This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat Ila’s girih was Pururavas, who studied under Sage Kashyapa.

Return to Book Page. Yayati takes the youth of Pooru, his youngest son, but soon realizes the impropriety of his shallow action and jayati like an alienated common man. Hindu deities and texts. Yayati is a true ambassador of modern common man, who in spite of having much pleasures of life, still feels impatient and dissatisfied.


Seyyed Mohammad Alavi, Ph. Yayati rushes giriah stop her only to realise that in doing so, he has held her by the right hand! Madhu Sudhan rated it really liked it Aug 11, He refuses and says that, if he were to do so, he could not face the wrath of Shukracharya. Please ensure that your name, academic degrees, institutional affiliation and institutional address, and your e-mail address are all yirish in the first page of your article.

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. Overall, a masterful piece of writing that lays bare the inner recesses of the human mind for public consumption as Karnad says in a different context.

I don’t know what I understood that time. Based on this construct, the playwright dissects and lays bare the psyche and inner recesses of the human mind. By using this yayato, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The protagonist, Yayati, is an irresponsible king and father.

Retrieved from ” https: See 1 question about Yayati…. The impact is overwhelming.


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Mohammad Ali Salmani-Nodoushan, Ph. His plays put forward different problems, the identification of a human being in this world of strange relationships.

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. Karnnad Shanbhag rated it liked it Feb 10, Boovitha Arumugam rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Nahusha eventually became arrogant and was punished severely. These, have to be read, to be experienced. There are several changes compared to the narrative in the Mahabharata, but that is not relevant for this review.

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

His torment and burden for Pooru’s youth is revealed in the following words. It remains such a resonant and pow This little play of Karnad’s–his first–is just brilliant.

Jarasandha was eventually defeated and slain by the Pandava Bhima who gave the chariot to his cousin, Lord Krishna.

Akrnad saw it on stage at Ranga Shankara in Bengaluru a year or so ago and it was mesmerising. From Srnjaya came a son named Janamejaya.