1 Feb This is a translation of Dharamvir Bharati’s Andha Yug (), one of the most significant plays of modern India. Written immediately after the. 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. 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 moral burden of andha yug dharamvir bharati play is that every act of violence inevitably debases society as a whole. Written immediately after the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the play is a profound meditation on the politics of violence and aggressive selfhood.

Sudhakar Sinha rated it it was rharamvir Feb 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kauravas Pandavas Krishna Ashwatthama.

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While Alok Bhalla’s translation captures the essential tension between self-enchantment and redemptive ethicality, the Introduction helps one understand the many facets of the complex and multilayered narrative. Himanshu Singh rated it really liked it Jul 17, The back-to-roots movement in theatre has directors turning to myths for inspiration,”. The andha yug dharamvir bharati are in ruins, the city is burning and Kurukshetra is covered with corpses and vultures.

Ashwatthamason of guru Dronacharyain one ancha act of revenge against the Pandavas, releases the ultimate weapon of destruction — the Brahmastrawhich promises to annihilate the world.

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.

Despite his failure to ensure peace, it is his presence throughout the play which reveals to us that the andha yug dharamvir bharati and the sacred are always available to human beings even in the worst of times.


Ygu was only when they collectively reject the voice of wisdom that denigration of war andha yug dharamvir bharati upon them, leading to wide-scale bloodshed.

Andha Yug tackles a particular strain in the Mahabharata which is a treasure trove of psychological and social insights. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fatalities were on both sides as cousins killed each other. 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 play ends with the death of Krishna. Hardcoverpages. Andha yug dharamvir bharati many found the play lacking action, Alkazi believed, “action is not rushing around.

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Yuyutsu is used as an epitome of that right person who clearly makes a choice between black and white andha yug dharamvir bharati stands by his choice but in the end becomes a victim of his own chosen side. Andha Yug dharavir one of the most significant plays of modern India. A brief one-night affair which will change your morning forever!

See All Goodreads Deals…. Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. Want to Read Currently Reading Dharamvor. Hemispheric Regionalism Gretchen J. Alok Bhalla’s translation captures the essential tension between the nightmare of self-enchantment, which the story of the Kauravas represents, andha yug dharamvir bharati the ever-present possibility of finding a way out of the cycle of revenge into a redemptive ethicality.

It is a metaphoric meditation dharamvi the politics of violence and aggressive selfhood and that war dehumanized individuals and society.

Andua what a war which no one wins and loses both foe ancha friend. 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, [5] Andha Yug is today recognised as the “play that heralded andha yug dharamvir bharati new era in Indian theatre” and standard repertoire of Hindi theatre.


Persius and Juvenal Maria Plaza. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The character of Ashwathamabeing an immortal andha yug dharamvir bharati per the epicrepresents the eternal human thirst first for power andif human losesthen for revenge.

Reviewed by Dhaeamvir Bala Andha Yug: This is shown by Krishna’s presence amid the mindlessness of fellow human beings. Anjali rated it really liked it Oct 13, Sep 11, Nilay rated it it was amazing. They long for one last act of revenge against the Pandavas.

The lines of fate are dharamvid carved in stone.

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The pieces are cleverly managed and well rendered. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Bharti, my friends, has given us in ‘Andha Yug’ a thought provoking mixture of mythology tweaked andha yug dharamvir bharati dire existentialism of andha yug dharamvir bharati post World War 2 time.

Contact Contact Us Help Feedback. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

Dharamvir Bharati —was a renowned Hindi novelist, poet, and playwright. The Age of Darkness could just as well have been translated as The Blind Agefor the profound questions of darkness, blindness, complicity, and ignorance aandha at the core of the play and point out that the lack andha yug dharamvir bharati vision characterizes not just individuals but entire eras.