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. 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 by Dharamvir Bharati, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The survivors were left grieving and enraged as they continued to blame each other for the destruction. Sudhakar Sinha rated it it was amazing Feb 13, The latter was adapted into a film by Shyam Benegal in Dharamvir Bharati Official website.

The back-to-roots movement in theatre has directors turning to myths for inspiration,”. 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. The particular strain we are dealt is situated near the end of the war and follows the destruction of the kuru household while setting up the eventual destruction of many other characters.

It became “a national theatrical event”; sndha production was seen by then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Books by Dharamvir Bharati. Archived from the original on Recognizing its potential, Dubey walked around with the script for nearly 10 years trying to get it done. Oh what a war which no one wins and loses both foe and friend. Green Girl Kate Zambreno.

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It explores human capacity for moral action, reconciliation, and goodness in times of atrocity and reveals what happens when individuals succumb to the cruelty and cynicism of a blind, dispirited age.


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Andha Yug is illustrated with paintings from a rare, single manuscript of the Razmnama Book of Wardated to Set in the last day of the Great Mahabharat war, the five-act tragedy was written in the years following the partition of India atrocities, as allegory to its destruction of human lives and ethical values.

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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 Book of Disquiet Fernando Pessoa. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation daramvir dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Bharati uses the war of Mahabharat to make an anti-war statement and raises questions regarding moral uprightness in the wake of Andhz atrocities, loss of faith and national identity.

Suchismita rated it liked it Feb 19, Bharti is obviously inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre. 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.


The play ends with the death of Krishna. The ramparts are in ruins, the city is burning, and Kurukshetra is covered with corpses and vultures. Return to Book Page.

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Red Peonies Zhang Yihe. Detailed Review – http: An essay by Yael Rice reveals the Indian, Persian, and European elements within the translations, as well as the diverse cultural character of the Mughal court of Akbar. Vol 5, Issue The action of the play takes place on the last day of the Mahabharata war and is centred on a few bewildered survivors dbaramvir the Kaurava clan.

I suddenly understood as if in a flash of revelation that when a man surrenders his selfhood and challenges history he can change the course of the stars. Andha Yug Terukkuttu Urubhanga Yajnaseni. No one comes forward to condemn it: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Ykg account. Thus both the victor and the vanquished lose eventually. The play transcends its direct reference to the violence ensuing from the partition of India and Pakistan as the continent struggled with estimated deaths ranging from three hundred thousand to a million, and perhaps twelve million displacedand speaks to the futility of war and greed everywhere.