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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 meditation on the politics of violence and aggressive selfhood. The moral burden of the play is that every act of violence inevitably debases society as a whole. Alok Bhalla's translation captures the essential tension b ...more
Hardcover, 162 pages
Published July 7th 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1954)
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Tanuj Solanki
Nov 20, 2011 Tanuj Solanki rated it really liked it
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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. Bharti is obviously inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre. In fact, reading 'Andha Yug' evokes memories of Sartre's creations, in which he propunded existentialism through Greek tragedies.

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
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Most powerful stories of Mahabharat ever told
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Dr. Dharamvir Bharati (धरमवीर भारती) (December 25, 1926 - September 4, 1997), was an Indian writer.

Dr Dharamveer Bharati made a deep impact on Hindi literature and is considered to be one of the most renowned Hindi poet and writer of India. His novel “Gunahon ka Devtaa” became an evergreen classic. Andha Yug, his drama set in the time immediately after the Mahabharata war, is another classic that
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