Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    Girish Karnad

Title   Yayati

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New Delhi, India Oxford University Press 2007

ISBN    0195692365 / 9780195692365

Seller ID   019727

In the Mahabharata, King Yayati is cursed to old age in the prime of life for a sexual misdemeanour of his and tries to circumvent the catastrophe by demanding that his son, Pooru, lend him his youth in exchange for the curse. This unusual myth about a parent's aggression against his offspring has inspired some of India's most eminent writers to explore it in fiction, poetry, and drama. Girish Karnad was only twenty-two when he attempted his interpretation in the play, Yayati. What makes his version of the tale so resonant, and startlingly original, is that he rejects the traditional glorification of the son's ''self-sacrifice' and, against a backdrop of lust, jealousy, and racial tensions, foregrounds the tragic choices with which the young prince and his bride are confronted. Angry, energetic, ambitious, and strongly influenced by the tragic vision of the Existentialists, the play immediately established Karnad's reputation as a dramatist in Kannada and launched him on his celebrated career in the Indian theatre. Yayati has been translated into different Indian languages and has continued to be performed all over the country during the half century since it was written.

Girish Karnad India

Price = 4.45 USD


Books of related interest
Knowledge Tradition Text: Approaches to Bharata's Natyasastra
(Ed.) Amrit Srinivasan; Preface By Girish Karnad
8.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Collected Plays: Volume I: Comprising Tughlaq; Hayavadana; Bali: The Sacrifice; Naga-Mandala
Girish Karnad
11.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Dreams of Tipu Sultan: Bali: The Sacrifice. Two Plays By Girish Karnad
Girish Karnad
4.70 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Dreams of Tipu Sultan; Bali: The Sacrifice: Two Plays By Girish Karnad
Girish Karnad
2.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust
V.S. Khandekar
7.37 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Theatres of Bharata and Some Aspects of Sanskrit Play-production, Goverdhan Panchal
The Theatres of Bharata and Some Aspects of Sanskrit Play-production
Goverdhan Panchal
13.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Kalidasa's Meghaduta: Edited from Manuscripts with the Commentary of Vallabhadeva and Provided with a Complete Sanskrit-English Vocabulary, E. Hultzsch with a Foreword By Prof. Albrecht Wezler
Kalidasa's Meghaduta: Edited from Manuscripts with the Commentary of Vallabhadeva and Provided with a Complete Sanskrit-English Vocabulary
E. Hultzsch with a Foreword By Prof. Albrecht Wezler
7.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Colonial Staged: Theatre in Colonial Calcutta
Sudipto Chatterjee
15.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Theatre and Democracy
Ravi Chaturvedi (ed.)
12.75 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Problem Plays of Shakespeare: Double Vision in Character and Action
Seema Raizada
14.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Sanskrit Drama and Dramaturgy
Biswanath Bhattacharya; Foreword By Prof. Ramaranjan Mukherji
21.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Abhijnanasakuntalam of Kalidasa (Text, English Translation, and Introduction)
C.R. Devadhar and N.G. Suru (edited with Exhaustive introduction, translation and Critical & Explanatory notes)
4.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie