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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The few yuv survivors of the Kaurava clan are overcome by grief and rage.

Bharti, my friends, has given us in ‘Andha Yug’ a ygu provoking mixture of mythology tweaked and dire existentialism of a post World War 2 time. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Masterpiece from Dharamvir Bharti. Though many found the play lacking action, Alkazi believed, “action is not rushing around.

Andha Yug – Play”. 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. The internet tells me that the tragedy was written post Partition of India and is assumed to be a ‘metaphoric meditation on the politics of violence and aggressive selfhood’.


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Log In Sign Up. Ashish Sharma rated it it was amazing May 27, It became “a national theatrical event”; his production was seen by then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The title Andha Yug: Longing for one last act of revenge, they refuse to condemn Ashwatthama when he releases the ultimate weapon, the brahmastra, which threatens to annihilate the world.

No one comes forward to condemn it: Their mother is Madri, Pandu’s second wife. Last day of the Mahabharat war. The character of Ashwathamabeing an immortal as per the epicrepresents the eternal human thirst first for power andif human losesthen for revenge.

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Indeed, the beginning of the Mahabharata states that “whatever exists here exists elsewhere, but what does not exist here exists nowhere. 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’. It tells the story of modern human tragedy symbolically and metaphorically using the characters from Mahabharata. The moral centre of the play lies in Krishna. Preview — Andha Yug by Dharamvir Bharati.

Bharati leaves immense possibilities to shift the characters around breaking away from the confines of position and lights used to depict blindness on stage. The kingdom, then, ought to be passed to Pandu’s oldest son; but Dhritarashtra also has sons with ambitions to rule. Sreejith Mohan rated it really liked it Jun 19, A meditation on the coming of a Dark Age where wars dehumanize people, thereby, resulting in the annihilation of both—the victor and the vanquished eventually.


Anukriti rated it it was amazing Sep 14, The action of Andha Yug resonates around the images of blindness. The surviving Kauravas are overwhelmed by grief and rage.

Fatalities were on both sides as cousins killed each other. The particula I have always been more fascinated by the Mahabharata than the Ramayana. Datta Amaresh “Andha Yug Hindi “.

Book titles OR Journal titles. Pandu’s fourth and fifth sons are twins, Nakula and Sahadeva, fathered by divine twins, the Ashvins. Priya Meena rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Andha Yug Terukkuttu Urubhanga Yajnaseni. The interplay of these elements projects the intense hatred, the frenzy to avenge and the madness to resort to nuclear holocaust to embody in the most vital character of Andya.

Nov 21, Andhs Trivedi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 13, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: The ramparts are in ruins, the city is burning and Kurukshetra is covered with corpses and vultures. Apr 16, Shashank Mishra rated it it was amazing.