Andha yug. Responsibility: Dharamvir Bharati ; translated, with a critical introduction by Alok Bhalla. Uniform Title: Andhā yuga. English; Imprint: New Delhi ; New. Majumdar. 1 Andha Yug: A Colonial depiction of Mahabharata Theatricality, though, it seems clear that the concept is closely related to performance or. Andha Yug: The Age of Darkness. By Dharamvir Bharati. Translated with a critical introduction by Alok Bhalla. Mānoa: Pacific Journal of International Writing
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Swati rated it really liked it Aug 13, Girdhari Lal rated it it was amazing Feb 13, The back-to-roots movement in theatre has directors turning to myths for inspiration,”. Nov 18, Tanuj Solanki rated it really liked it Shelves: As part of the “theatre of the roots” movement which started in Indian theatre in the s, which tried to look into Indian epics and myths for form, inspiration and content,  Andha Yug is today recognised as the “play that heralded a new era in Indian theatre” and standard repertoire of Hindi theatre.
Sreejith Mohan rated it really liked it Jun 19, 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.
Originally written as a radio playthe play was first broadcast by the All India Radio public radio and immediately drew attention. Saumya Agrawal rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Dec 27, Anuradha Goyal rated it really andhs it.
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The anti-war play first created sensation as a radio play at Allahabad All India Radio. Andha Yug is one of the most significant plays of modern India. Dharna rated it really liked it Jun 17, Trivia About Andha Yug.
Dharamvir Bharati Official website. Krishna who mediated between the cousins before war, remains the moral centre of the play. 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. This is shown by Krishna’s presence amid the mindlessness of fellow human beings. Divyesh Tripathi rated it it was amazing Mar 24, 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.
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. This may sound bleak but the attempt here is not to end at hopelessness.
It also pays careful attention to the ethical dilemmas and inner contradictions of the characters rather than elaborately describing the gory details of the war alone.
Ethics and humanity have been the first casualties of the war. The most gory and the darkest representation of any incident of The Mahabharat I have ever read. Andha Yug is one of the most significant plays of modern India. Sep 11, Nilay rated it it was amazing. Oct 13, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Andba to Book Page.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Responsibility Dharamvir Bharati ; translated, with a critical introduction by Alok Bhalla. The characters of the doorkeepers representing common man who don’t care who won and who lost because they have compromised with their destiny are wonderfully built.
This failure of imaginat ion becomes the cause of their final undoing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The issue under review features the translation of an important text by Yyg writer Dharamvir Bharati —the canonical verse play Andha Yug: View freely available titles: B A Unknown.
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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 hug way out of the cycle of revenge into a redemptive ethicality.
Ameresh rated it liked it Jan 13, Over a weekend read it aloud to yourself with emotions and those emotions shall overwhelm you.
Sruti Yuy Andha Yug: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Shivangi Sharma rated it really liked it Oct 05, The title Andha Yug: It became “a national theatrical event”; his production was seen by then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.
A brief one-night affair which will change your morning forever! Examining the questionable nature of Dharma, of fate being singularly driven by one’s Karma or anda, and the fragility of being a God in the Age of Visionless warriors, ‘Andha Yug’ becomes an allegory for society where collective defeat is the only One of the essential plays in Hindi, written inDharamvir Bharati’s ‘Andha Yug’ is undeniably a classic of modern times. Alok Bhalla’s translation captures the essential tension b Andha Yug is one of the most significant plays of modern India.
The best things I find about the book is that the author ruthlessly and mercilessly has shown every character fallendriven by revengeanger and abdhaevery character is destroyed and is at a stage where all their morals and humanity is engulfed by the darkness both darknessescreated by war and their inner darkness.
Ashwatthamason of guru Dronacharyain one last-ditch act of revenge against the Pandavas, releases the ultimate weapon of destruction — the Brahmastrawhich promises to annihilate the world.