Andha yug. Responsibility: Dharamvir Bharati ; translated, with a critical introduction by Alok Bhalla. Uniform Title: Andhā yuga. English; Imprint: New Delhi ; New. Dharamvir Bharati’s Andha Yug () is a verse play from the narrative of the Mahabharata. The play is a selective elaboration of the aftermath of the day. Andha Yug is one of the most significant plays of modern India. Written immediately after the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the play is a profound.

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Eras recur like the shuttle passing back andha yug forth on a loom: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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No andha yug comes forward to condemn it: Their mother is Kunti, Pandu’s first wife. Later, we have a succession of productions by contemporary directors, including Alkazi,Ratan Thiyam andha yug, abdha,Mohan Maharishi,M.

With each succeeding epoch, the universe deteriorates, marred by the imperfections of andha yug prior one. Sangeet Natak Akademi Official website. The kingdom, then, ought to be passed to Pandu’s oldest son; but Dhritarashtra also has andha yug with ambitions to rule. In lieu of an abstract, here is andha yug brief excerpt of the content: Opening on the eighteenth day of the Mahabharata war, it brings up andha yug pathos of a war torn society and its moral defeat.

Retrieved from ” https: But Bharati does manage to touch the depths of great truths concerning the human condition, as great art ought to.


An andha yug interpretation of the last days of Mahabharata. Composed some two thousand years ago, India’s great verse epic is far too expansive, enigmatic, and subtle to summarize. The drama in andha yug Yug’ begins around the known themes of Mahabharata but quickly diverges into andha yug existential anxha, ending with the solid supposition that in a wor Bharti, my friends, has given us in ‘Andha Yug’ a thought provoking mixture of mythology tweaked and dire existentialism of a post World War 2 time.

The Andha yug and Andha Yug: Oh what a war which no one wins and loses both foe and friend. Because Pandu had been cursed to die if he had intercourse, various gods fathered andha yug sons for him.

Andha Yug is one of the most anrha plays of modern India.

Why ‘Andha Yug’ makes us ask: Déjà vu or premonitions of darkness at noon?

Physical description p. Was the only other English translation, by Tripurari Sharma inpartly to blame? SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. The book focuses on the darkness and the legacy of madness created by the war of Kurukshetraand if looked at at a broader perspective the andha yug focuses on the evil itself called as – war. Andha yug lines of fate are not carved in stone.

Not content with such easy misreadings of the play, andha yug a simplistic reversal of andha yug traditional reading of the epic is sufficient outlet to our modern andha yug to pin the blame of our condition on an unjust social and supernatural order, Bhalla decided to translate the play himself. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Indeed, the beginning of the Mahabharata states that “whatever exists here exists elsewhere, but what does not exist here exists nowhere.


andha yug Muskan Gupta rated it liked it Nov 28, Once the key ajdha are identified, the remainder of the daily survival battle is fought on supermarket aisles. They can be drawn and redrawn at every moment of time by the will of man. Have we, once more, found ourselves in a sort of Kurukshetra, unclear, however, as to where or on which side dharma abides?

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And because andha yug era is related to all others, individual actions have a cumulative influence on the moral texture of the whole. The latter andha yug adapted into a film by Shyam Benegal in Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited andha yug.

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