Girish Karnad's Yayati - A Tale of Malcontent All Around

Gulati, Varun
September 2009
Language in India;Sep2009, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p14
Academic Journal
The article emphasizes that fictitious character Yayati in the same-name play by Girish Karnad is an embodiment of the modern alienated man. The play opens with the marriage between Indian mythological king Yayati and Devayani, the daughter of Shukracharya who is a demons' guru. Karnad is said to have shown the passion of Yayati for enjoying life, which later turns into aloofness and detachment. Yayati also experienced disillusionment and have lost his faith in life in the play.


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