Andha yug. Responsibility: Dharamvir Bharati ; translated, with a critical introduction by Alok Bhalla. Uniform Title: Andhā yuga. English; Imprint: New Delhi ; New. Majumdar. 1 Andha Yug: A Colonial depiction of Mahabharata Theatricality, though, it seems clear that the concept is closely related to performance or. Andha Yug: The Age of Darkness. By Dharamvir Bharati. Translated with a critical introduction by Alok Bhalla. Mānoa: Pacific Journal of International Writing
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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. The drama in ‘Andha Yug’ begins around the known themes of Mahabharata but quickly diverges into more existential themes, ending with the solid supposition that in a world where God is dead, three kinds of men will emerge – the half-animal, the suicide-seeker, and the action-less loafer. Andha Yug Terukkuttu Urubhanga Yajnaseni.
Shivangi Sharma rated it really liked it Oct 05, Saumya Agrawal rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Vol 5, Issue The drama in ‘Andha Yug’ begins around the known themes of Mahabharata but quickly diverges into more existential themes, ending with the solid supposition that in a wor Bharti, my friends, has given us in ‘Andha Yug’ a thought provoking mixture of mythology tweaked and dire existentialism of a post World War 2 time.
Examining the questionable nature of Dharma, of fate being singularly driven by one’s Karma or actions, and the fragility of being a God in the Age of Visionless warriors, ‘Andha Yug’ becomes an allegory for society where collective defeat is the only outcome of personal and political conflicts. Retrieved from ” https: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Quotes from Andha Yug. Himanshu Singh rated it really liked it Jul 17, 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.
The play was written inshortly after the violent partition of the Indian subcontinent and after World War II, and the work retells a part of the epic Mahabharataattributed to Vyasa and [End Page ] focusing on the last days of the battle between the warring factions of the two sets of cousins, the Kauravas and Pandavas. Muskan Gupta rated it liked it Nov 28, Alkazi’s production made history in modern Indian theatrewhen he staged first Andha Yug infirst amidst the backdrop of the ruins of Feroz Shah KotlaDelhi and then Purana Quila ‘s tiered steps in the 70s.
Playwright and theatre director Satyadev Dubey heard of the play and met Bharati when the latter had dropped in to see Dubey’s Hindi adaptation of Albert Camus ‘s Cross Purposesas Sapne. It was the first important play of 20th century India.
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The internet tells me that the tragedy was written post Partition of India andah is assumed to be a ‘metaphoric meditation on the politics of violence and aggressive selfhood’. The characters of the doorkeepers representing common man who don’t care who won and who lost because they have compromised with their destiny are wonderfully built.
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Preview — Andha Yug by Dharamvir Bharati. Dharamvir Bharati —was a renowned Hindi novelist, poet, and playwright.
Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Aandha 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. Nov 18, Tanuj Solanki rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 16, Shashank Mishra rated it it was amazing.
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Andha Yug is one of the most significant plays of modern India. He is the voice of compassion, an anda of all that is good and just in the world.
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Nov 21, Vikalp Trivedi rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a metaphoric meditation on the politics of violence and aggressive selfhood and that war dehumanized individuals and society. 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,  Andha Yug is today recognised as the “play that heralded a new era in Indian theatre” and standard repertoire of Hindi theatre.
Pacific Journal of International Writing 22, no. No one comes forward to condemn it: When a ruler, epitomized by a blind Dhritarashtra physically and also by his ambition for his son Duryodhanain an equally blind society fail its own side and that of their loved ones.
Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. Andha Yug highlights the perils of self-enchantment in an anti-war allegory. The play transcends its direct reference to the violence ensuing from the partition of India and Pakistan as the continent struggled with estimated deaths ranging from three hundred thousand to a million, and perhaps twelve million displacedand speaks to the futility of war and greed everywhere.
Sruti Bala Andha Yug: Anukriti rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Bhawana Jaiswal rated it liked it Dec 29, Girdhari Lal rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Apr 17, Alokita rated it really liked it Shelves: