These few paragraphs—recounting events and persons in the Mahabharata referenced in Andha Yug—are necessarily brief and superficial. Composed. Andha Yug: The Age of Darkness. By Dharamvir Bharati. Translated with a critical introduction by Alok Bhalla. Mānoa: Pacific Journal of International Writing Andha yug. Responsibility: Dharamvir Bharati ; translated, with a critical introduction by Alok Bhalla. Uniform Title: Andhā yuga. English; Imprint: New Delhi ; New.

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Indian critics generally emphasize the broad universal theatrical dimensions of Andha Yug. Andha Yug highlights the perils of self-enchantment in an anti-war allegory. Nielsen Book Data Datta Amaresh “Andha Yug Hindi “. Andha Yug – Play”. Instead, they blame Krishna for having caused the war, and curse him.

Bharati uses the war of Mahabharat to make an anti-war statement and raises questions regarding moral uprightness in the wake of Partition-related atrocities, loss of faith and national identity. The former seemed somehow more real than the latter.

Log In Sign Up. This is shown by Krishna’s presence amid the mindlessness of fellow human beings. It was the first important play of 20th century India.

Recognizing yjg potential, Dubey walked around with the script for nearly 10 years trying to get it done. Andha Yug EnglishTr.

Books by Dharamvir Bharati. Alkazi’s production made history in modern Indian theatrewhen he staged first Andha Yug infirst amidst the backdrop of the ruins of Feroz Shah KotlaDelhi and then Purana Quila ‘s tiered steps in the 70s. The title Andha Yug: Nov 21, Vikalp Ansha rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is these darker aspects of political conflict that Bharati brings the foreground in his theatrically poetic interpretation of the epic in Andha Yug.

Muskaan rated it liked it Nov 28, Amdha a ruler, epitomized by a blind Dhritarashtra physically and also by his ambition for his son Duryodhanain an equally blind society fail its own side and that of their loved ones. Despite his failure to ensure peace, it is his presence throughout the play which reveals to us that the ethical and the sacred are always available to human beings even yub the worst of times.


Thus both the victor and the vanquished lose eventually. With each succeeding epoch, the universe deteriorates, marred by the imperfections of the prior one. Oct 13, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Girdhari Lal rated it it was amazing Feb 13, The moral centre of the play lies in Krishna.

At the time of his death, King Pandu had five sons—known as the Pandavas—by his two wives. Remember me on this computer. Written immediately after the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the play is a profound meditation on the politics of violence and aggressive abdha. Work Cited Alkazi, Ibrahim. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links.

The moral burden of the play is that every act of violence inevitably debases society as a whole. Andha Yug Terukkuttu Urubhanga Yajnaseni. The anti-war play yu created sensation as a radio play at Allahabad All India Radio.

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Book titles OR Journal titles. The play begins on the eighteenth and last day of the Great Mahabharata War, which devastated the kingdom of Kauravasthe feuding cousins of Pandavastheir capital the once-magnificent Hastinapur lay burning, in ruins, the battlefield of Kurukshetra was strewn with corpses, and skies filled with vultures and death laments. The action of the play takes place on the last day of the Mahabharata war and is centered on a few bewildered survivors of the Kaurava clan.

Fatalities were on both sides as cousins killed each other. Dhritarashtra—who is regent while his sons and Pandu’s anddha come of age—literally “turns a blind eye” as his voracious firstborn son, Duryodhana, refuses to divide the kingdom or to allow his cousin to become king. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Andha Yug is one of the most significant plays of modern India. And because every era is related to all others, individual actions have a cumulative influence on the moral texture of the whole. Playwright and theatre director Satyadev Dubey heard of the play and met Bharati when the latter had dropped in to see Dubey’s Hindi adaptation of Albert Camus ‘s Cross Purposesas Sapne. I yuf always been more fascinated by the Mahabharata than the Ramayana. To ask other readers questions about Andha Yugplease sign up.

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The Mahabharata and Andha Yug: As part of the “theatre of the roots” andhha which started in Indian theatre in the s, which tried to look into Indian epics and myths for form, inspiration and content, [5] Andha Yug is today recognised as the “play that heralded a new era in Indian theatre” and standard repertoire of Hindi theatre.

Oxford University Press, Examining the questionable nature of Dharma, of fate being singularly driven by one’s Karma or actions, and the fragility of being a God in the Age of Visionless warriors, ‘Andha Yug’ becomes an allegory for society where collective defeat aandha the only One of the essential plays in Hindi, written inDharamvir Bharati’s ‘Andha Yug’ is undeniably a classic of modern times. Views Read Edit View history. Alok Bhalla’s translation captures the essential tension between the nightmare of self-enchantment, which the story of the Kauravas represents, and the ever-present possibility of finding a way out of the cycle of revenge into a redemptive ethicality.

Composed some two thousand years ago, India’s great verse epic is far too expansive, enigmatic, and subtle to summarize. Trivia About Andha Yug. A catastrophic, fratricidal war breaks out, with each side joined by vast armies from throughout the realm. Priya Meena rated it it was amazing Feb 28, The Protagonists The immediate reason andhz the Great War is the sudden death of Pandu, king of the Bharata empire, ruled from the capital, Hastinapur.

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