When I wrote this little blog post, on the interplay of heart and mind, Alka ma’am likened that allusion to the situation depicted in ‘Hayavadana’, as she told she. Hayavadana is the story of how both the men covet Padmini, and yet Kapila himself cannot marry her owing to caste differences View all 14 copies of this book. Hayavadana. Front Cover. Girish Raghunath Karnad. Oxford University Press, From inside the book Hayavadana · Girish Raghunath Karnad Snippet .

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The play stands out because unlike many contemporary literature on theatre, it does not resort to simple imitative ineffectiveness of Western cultural theatre; instead, it experiments with Indian folk theatre form by hayagadana from our own cultural resources.

In the mind or in the body?


Monday to Saturday 9. Probably the only character who shares my sentiments of rest and sleep. But this body does not wait for thoughts, it acts.

Most importantly, it keeps you thinking. But did not delve into as much depth of the subject individuality, personal identity as I expected it to be. May 12, Deepti rated it it was ok Shelves: The primary story is about a man with a haayavadana head seek I usually am not mesmerised by Indian dramas but this one turned out to be really good.

This causes the identity conflict to become more immense for both, as Kapila retreats to the forest unable to confront the problem logically.

Hayavadana, portrays the aspect of human nature- imperfection seeking perfection for happiness, and how the monotony of bbook apparently perfect leads to dissatisfaction in relationships. Prashant Johari rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Umesh rated it it was amazing Apr 08, Aadaadta Aayushya Girish Karnad. I really loved this one and recommend it to readers of Indian drama since its a classic.


Lists with This Book. His is a world where children cannot speak, but dolls come alive-arguing, laughing, astute creatures of the unconscious. Thanks for telling us about the bokk. For four decades Karnad has been composing plays, often using history and mythology to tackle contemporary issues. Hayavadana is again imbued with the same wit and humour that characterised Nagamandala, however this play is more concerned with exploring some deep philosophical questions about the body, mind and soul.

In the past, I have had the opportunity of reading, watching and working on plays and stories written by Karnad. He continues to amaze me with that proficiency even in plays which are based on folktales. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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She is not for the likes of you. Hayavadana, Girish Karnad I took this as a casual, side text, recommended reading of a play for a course that I have taken. Aadaadta Aayushya Girish Karnad.

The play is an interesting read, with humor interjected at the appropriate places to lighten the mood as when Kali wakes up from a long sleep.

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Manjunath Naragund rated it really liked it May 22, I have not watched the play being performed. Jun 17, Suresh Nair rated it liked it.

Devadatta and Kapila are the closest of friends. SapnaOnline provides online shopping for over 10 Million Book Titles in various languages and genres. Padmini, the daughter to a wealthy merchant in the same city, does not hesitate in speaking her heart. Jan 22, Sumallya Mukhopadhyay rated it really liked it.


Jul 10, Jessy John rated it really liked it Shelves: Roshan Singh rated it really liked it Aug 17, Comics And General Novels. She watches them die to bring an end to her desire of polyandry.


It is a snare of entangled relationships even though there are only three essential characters to the play. Write a Testimonial Few good words, go a long way, thanks! Apr 14, Renata rated it really liked it. Vaishak rated it it was ok Jul 15, Common terms and phrases Actor comes Aloud angry arms asked audience baby Bhagavata Sir child Chitrakoot comes and stands curtain is lowered dance datta Deva Devadatta and Padmini Devadatta comes Devadatta enters Devadatta’s body Dhanushkodi Dharmapura dhoti doll n eyes face father feel feet forest Gandharva Ganesha Girish Karnad goddess goes gone Good-bye hand happened hayavadana head heart hold holy fire horse human voice husband Indra Kali temple Kannada Kapila comes Kapila enters kapila looking Kapila—Kapila Karnad laughter Listen live long silence looking at Devadatta Lord Rudra married mask mean mimes Mother Kali moves Nata National Anthem never Padmini enters pativrata play poetry prince remember rishi river running sadhus Sanskrit scream bookk shut sleep slowly someone song stage stage-hands stare starts suddenly swim sword talk tell There’s thing tree trying voice Wait watching What’s Who’s wrong.

With Hayavadana, Karnad has taken us back to boom myths and legends of the Hindu religion. And the result is confusion of identities which reveals the ambiguous nature of human personality.

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booo Aug 30, Nishtha Bhasin rated it it was amazing. Dec 30, Bikram Kumar Kotal rated it really liked it.

Padmini who needed the best of the two men. You can’t talk of Girish Karnad without mentioning the themes. Buy this book in a Combo. The playwright conveys the truth that the only thing that is constant is change and that the humans can never be complete. Did Karnad do justice to her characterization?