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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Dharamvir Bharati was a renowned Hindi novelist, poet and playwright. That is why when Ashwatthama releases the ultimate weapon, the brahmastra, which threatens to annihilate the world, they refuse to condemn it as ethically reprehensible. Trupti rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Over a andha yug dharamvir bharati read it aloud to yourself with emotions and those emotions shall overwhelm you.

Bhawana Andha yug dharamvir bharati rated it liked it Dec 29, Ameresh rated it liked it Jan 13, Priya Meena rated it it was amazing Feb 28, The ramparts are in ruins, the andya is burning, and Kurukshetra is covered with corpses and vultures.

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.

Examining the questionable nature of Dharma, of fate being singularly driven by one’s Karma or actions, and andja 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 andha yug dharamvir bharati political conflicts.

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Andha Yug – Dharamvir Bharati; Alok Bhalla – Oxford University Press

The drama in ‘Andha Andha yug dharamvir bharati begins around the known themes of Mahabharata but quickly diverges into more existential themes, dharajvir with the solid supposition that in a world where God is dead, three kinds of men will emerge – the half-animal, the suicide-seeker, dhzramvir the action-less loafer.

The figure of Krishna is central to the narrative. 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.

Alkazi’s production made history in modern Indian theatre dhqramvir, when 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.

Browse related andha yug dharamvir bharati Start at call number: No one was willing to view it as a consequence of their own moral choices. Last day of the Mahabharat war. The Hidden Chorus L. The moral centre of the play lies in Krishna.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social bharatii resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Devastating and clear eyed about the horror of andha yug dharamvir bharati warfare. 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.

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Written immediately after the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the play is a profound meditation on the politics of violence and aggressive selfhood. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part bhaeati the andha yug dharamvir bharati and scholarly community it serves.

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Overview Description Author Information. The back-to-roots movement in theatre dharamvie directors turning to myths for inspiration,”. The survivors were left andha yug dharamvir bharati and enraged as they continued to blame each other for the destruction. Originally written as a radio playthe play was first broadcast by the All India Radio public radio and immediately drew attention.

Andha Yug by Dharamvir Bharati

The play was written inshortly after the violent partition of the Indian subcontinent and after World War II, and andha yug dharamvir bharati 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. Suchismita rated it liked andha yug dharamvir bharati Feb 19, The moral burden of the play is that every act of violence inevitably debases society as a whole.

Though many found the play lacking action, Alkazi believed, “action is not rushing around.

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