January 26, 2019

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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Sagar Ahuja rated it really liked it Mar 26, Yayati was carried away with a wave of emotion to giriish the miserable plight of Sharmistha, a princess, in fact, and secretly married her in spite of the warning by his Father-in-Law that he should never let Sharmishtha share his bed.

After bathing, Sharmishtha confuses Devayani’s sari with hers and puts it on instead.

Jayakrishna Kothapalli rated it really liked it Nov 21, Ila’s son was Pururavas, who studied under Sage Kashyapa. Jarasandha was eventually defeated and slain by the Pandava Bhima who gave the chariot to his cousin, Lord Krishna. He married the Apsara Urvashi and had many sons, of whom Ayus was the eldest.

Devayani returns, scolds Sharmishtha for her mistake and belittles her with the jibe that she is the daughter of Shukracharya Yayyati being a sage and high priest and indeed the guru of all the Asuras – no mere employee as Vrishparva’s and their Kingdom lives on his blessings.


Yayati | play by Karnad |

Karnad adopts the western techniques, but employs them in his theatre through indigenous narrative techniques. High quality, academic integrity, ethics and morals are expected from the authors and discussants.

Pururavas ruled over the city of Pratishthana. Devayani resolves to make Sharmishtha her servant in revenge for trying to kill her by throwing her into the well. Padma rated it it was amazing Feb 05, February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. When Shukracharya came to know this, he uttered his curse on Yayati to become an old man.

Theme of Responsibility in Girish Karnad’s Yayati.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Devayani was the daughter of Shukracharyathe priest of the Asuras the demons.

Ayus’s son was Nahusha who was educated by the Sage Vashistha. Prakasha Srinivas rated it it was amazing Nov 17, He had five brothers: Girish Karnad reshapes the theme, content and thoughts of ancient myth for readers and spectators of contemporary literature.

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


He marries Devayani and takes Sharmishthadaughter of king Vrishparva and maid of Devayani as his mistress on her request. But then, that is why this play is a masterpiece.

Yayati feels cataclysmic disillusionment and loss of faith in life. Another one of his descendants was King Bharatason of King Dushyanta and Shakuntalaand after whom, India’s ancient name Bharatvarsha was kept. Or when Sharmishta tells Yayati, ‘To be a good slave is to have all your vileness extracted from you.

Chandra’s son was Budha. Feb 13, RustyJ rated it it was amazing Shelves: In Yayati, all the characters are irresponsible. Girish Karnad’s Yayati was an exciting, thrilling read!. Wherever he hurled as Shami stick, he performed as sacrifice. He yirish and says that, if he were to do so, he could not face the wrath of Shukracharya.

Mar 04, Riddhiman rated it it was amazing. Overall, a masterful piece of writing that lays bare the inner recesses of the human ysyati for public consumption as Karnad says in a different context.