Subversion and Closure: Reading Micro-Texts in Girish. Karnad’s Hayavadana and Naga-Mandala. Sudha Shastri. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. Read this article to know about the summary of the play Hayavadana by Girish Karnad, central theme of hayavadana, girish karnad hayavadana characters. Hayavadana is a popular play by Girish Karnad discussing about incompleteness, human relations, absurdism, sins, hypocrite ideals, etc.

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Both Padmini and Devadatta return back happily. Its narration is crisp, quick and, at the same time, highly nuanced. In haste, Padmini mixes up the heads of both. She watches them die to bring an end to her desire of polyandry. Instead, I would comment on the narrative design of the text and its politics of rendering a story. A poet, actor, film, television, and theatre director, translator and critic, Karnad wears all his hats with equal competence.

Devdutta, the only son of venerable Vidyasagar, is a brilliant scholar, who having bested all poets and pundits in logic and poetry wants to surpass Kalidasa in his extent of poetry.

The play also deals with woman emancipation. Shubendra G rated it liked it Nov 09, Dec 23, Ananya Ghosh rated it liked it Shelves: The primary story is about a man with a horse’s head seek I usually am not mesmerised by Indian dramas but this one turned out to be really good. A must read book that makes one ponder over human identities. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Jagadish rated it really liked it Apr 01, He has translated his major plays into English, and has received critical acclaim across India.

Kapila cannot resist and both start love-making. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.


The secondary story involves a love triangle between two men who are best friends and a woman who desires both men for their specific qualities. Girish Karnad has also included the elements of folklore, which strengthen the elements of epic theatre. For hsyavadana Padmini’s attraction for Kapil’s physical attributes and skills overlooks Devdatta’s commitment and love for her; Devdatta’s longing and devotion for Padmini, as an inspiration for his poetry because for him she is an epitome of beauty, overlooks the relationship between Kapil and Padmini; the beautiful yet unhappy dolls, who are owned by individuals not wealthy enough to take proper care of them and continue to curse their owners.

Girish Karnad’s play Hayavadana has various cultural implications, which are relevant even today. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Contact Contact Us Help.

The play brings to my mind the early modernist debate concerning the body a Hayavadana, Girish Karnad I took this as a casual, side text, recommended reading of a play for a course that I have taken. Thus he cursed her and she became a horse and later on gave birth to Hayavadana. She has been brought up with care of wealthy comfort, but her tongue is as untamed as the merchant streets. Tina Anto rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Apr 14, Renata rated it really liked it.

For me, the most impressive facet about Karnad is his skill of depicting the complexities I just finished reading a play titled ‘Hayavadana’, written by Girish Karnad translated in Hindi by B. It is that search that keeps us going. Some of the common techniques are to have a non-realistic set design, costumes and props can be selectively realistic, including songs and music in the play intermittently. Aug 30, Nishtha Bhasin rated it it was amazing.

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The central idea behind the play is the dilemma that what does one love in someone? Books by Girish Karnad.


The play is divided into two acts. For me, the most impressive facet about Karnad is his skill of depicting the complexities and inner battles of his characters. Use of magical realism: I didn’t like the plot tbh but there’s a reason why I’m giving this book 4 stars, which I believe it definitely deserves.

Dec 30, Bikram Kumar Kotal rated it really liked it. He has heard that those who sing patriotic songs have the worst voice. Umesh rated it it was amazing Apr 08, Seeing him laughing, the child also starts laughing and consequently their voices are interchanged. I found several features common to this theory in Hayavadana: It is a snare of entangled relationships even though there are only three essential characters to the play.


What makes us who we are? I usually am not mesmerised by Indian dramas but this one turned out to be really good. With Hayavadana, Karnad has taken us back to the myths and legends of the Hindu religion.

Bhagavata does not believe him. Paperback82 pages. Probably the only character who shares my sentiments of rest and sleep.

If she were as dazzling as Draupaudi, the play would not have been able to align its politics in the right direction. The story invloves a plot within a plot that merge on a plane and has elements of existentialism, absurdity, dream and so much more, a perfect amalgamation of elements to create a post modern work, also involving traditional methods from Sanskrit drama like the ‘Sutradhar’ or narrator who creates a medium of dialogue between the audience and the actors.

They resist but Devadatta does not hayacadana to them and both go away ultimately.