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Yayati

By: Girish Karnad

Price: $4.45

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019727

ISBN: 0195692365

Condition: New


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 glorific... View more info

The Dreams of Tipu Sultan: Bali: The Sacrifice. Two Plays By Girish Karnad

By: Girish Karnad

Price: $7.37

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033298

ISBN: 0195664760

Condition: New


This is a collection of two new plays by Girish Karnad, one of India s foremost dramatists and actors. The first play introduces the reader to the visions of one of India s most famous rulers, and the second, to the inner conflict of violence vs. non-violence of a 10th century king faced with his queen s infidelity. The figure of Tipu Sultan has continued to dominate Indian and British imagination for over two centuries, as the endless flow of scholarly works, ballads, plays and novels about his tempestuous life and tragic end testifies. What however is less well known, is that this man, who ... View more info

Collected Plays: Volume Three: Yayati, Wedding Album, and Boiled Beans on Toast

By: Girish Karnad

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2017

Seller ID: 900653

ISBN: 0199480125


The three plays collected in this volume not only span Karnad’s creative graph from his first play, Yayati, to his most recent, Boiled Beans on Toast, but also chart out the themes that have disturbed and shaped Indian drama since Independence. The volume includes an extensive introduction by theatre scholar Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker, which analyses Karnad’s work in the context of modern Indian drama. PRINTED PAGES: 296. View more info