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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Over a weekend read it aloud to yourself with emotions and those emotions shall overwhelm you. The character of Ashwathamabeing an immortal as per the epicrepresents the eternal human thirst first for power andif human losesthen for revenge. Andha Yug tackles a particular strain in the Mahabharata which is a treasure trove of psychological and social insights. Despite his failure to ensure peace, it is his presence throughout the play which reveals to us that the ethical and the sacred are always available to human beings even in the worst of times.

Dharamvir Bharati —was a renowned Hindi novelist, poet, and playwright. These few paragraphs—recounting events and persons in the Mahabharata referenced in Andha Yug —are necessarily brief and superficial. Sanjay represents the truth which is finding solace when the age of darkness rises and finally it goes nowhere. He represents the infinite variety of ways in which the good manifests itself andhs the ordinary world. The chorus at the opening scene of the play is aptly used to set forth the theme of blindness: In many manners the play is relevant even in the current times.


No boundary marks off this text from the world. Indian critics generally emphasize the broad universal theatrical dimensions of Andha Yug.

Ss rated it really liked it Nov 27, The action of Andha Yug resonates around the images of blindness. Bharati constructed the play yuf western drama tradition and early Indian drama, found in Sanskrit drama. Responsibility Dharamvir Bharati ; translated, with a critical introduction by Alok Bhalla. Andha Yug EnglishTr.

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It was the first important play of 20th century India. Sep 11, Nilay rated it it was amazing. 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, andh skies filled with vultures and death laments.

An iconic interpretation of the last days of Mahabharata. Basic knowledge of the Mahabharata is necessary. Archived from the original on Books by Dharamvir Bharati.

Nov 18, Tanuj Solanki rated anda really liked it Shelves: The Age of Darkness. And it is no accident that this insight, or series of insights, presents itself to us in the context of intractable dilemmas and hopelessly frustrating ambiguities.

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One of the most significant plays of post-Independence India, Dharamvir Bharati’s Andha Yug raises pertinent moral issues in the context of Partition-related atrocities. Views Read Edit View history. The moral burden of the play is that every act of violence inevitably debases society as a whole. Devastating and clear eyed about the horror of modern warfare. Shivangi Sharma rated it really liked it Oct 05, The back-to-roots movement in theatre has directors turning to myths for inspiration,”.


Andha-Yug proved for the first time in the history of Hindi literature that poetry can be successfully and meaningfully presented in a theatrical form, enhancing the theatricality of the play. Vol 5, Issue B A Unknown. Contact Contact Us Help. Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. Remember me on this computer. The book focuses on the darkness and the legacy of madness created by the war of Kurukshetraand if looked at at a broader perspective the book focuses on the evil itself called as – war.

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 Ashwatthama.

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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. Datta Amaresh “Andha Yug Hindi “. Thus both the victor and the vanquished lose eventually. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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