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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The Mahabharata and Andha Yug: The vast expanse of Indian uyg and the kaleidoscope of folklore provide enough material for a theatrical production exploring almost all aspects of the stage. Works based on the Mahabharata. The ramparts are in ruins, the city is burning and Kurukshetra is covered with corpses and vultures. Indian critics generally emphasize the broad universal theatrical dimensions of Andha Yug. The former seemed somehow more real than the latter.

The Mahabharata yuug about power politics, about national disintegration and schisms; the Indian here confronts the forces of history. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Pandu’s older brother, Dhritarashtra, cannot occupy the throne because he was born blind.


Andhx it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Dharamvir Bharati —was a renowned Hindi novelist, poet, and playwright. Andha Yug highlights the perils of self-enchantment in an anti-war allegory.

Though many found the anvha lacking action, Alkazi believed, “action is not rushing around. At the time of his death, King Pandu had five sons—known as the Pandavas—by his two wives.

Andha Yug by Dharamvir Bharati

Alok Bhalla’s translation captures the essential tension between the nightmare of self-enchantment, which the story of the Kauravas represents, yhg the ever-present possibility of finding a way out of the cycle of revenge into a redemptive ethicality.

Their mother is Kunti, Pandu’s first wife. Work Cited Alkazi, Ibrahim. Playwright anndha 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.

Priya Meena rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Its theatrical success also lies in its structural flexibility that adapts to diverse theatrical experiments. Hug to Read saving…. Open Preview See a Problem? Sreejith Mohan rated it really liked it Jun 19, If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Composed some two thousand years ago, India’s great verse epic is far too expansive, enigmatic, and subtle to summarize. Dharamvir Bharati Official website. Trivia About Andha Yug. Krishna who mediated between the cousins before war, remains the moral centre of the play.


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Trupti rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Oxford University Press, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. One of the essential plays in Hindi, written inDharamvir Bharati’s ‘Andha Yug’ is undeniably a classic of modern times. He is the man of justice and truth. In the coming years, the play attracted many directors and was staged across the country, [2] including Mohan MaharishiRam Gopal Bajajand Bhanu Bharti.

The moral burden of the play is that every act of violence inevitably debases society as a whole. Basic knowledge of the Mahabharata is necessary.