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Andha Yug

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This is a translation of Dharamvir Bharati's Andha Yug (1953), 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 action of the play takes place on the last day of the Mahabharata war and is centred on a few bewildered survivors of the Kaurava clan. The ramparts are in ruins, the city is burning, and Kurukshetra is covered with corpses and vultures. The surviving Kauravas are overwhelmed by grief and rage. They long for one last act of revenge against the Pandavas. 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.


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Hardback Editions

April 2005 : UK Hardback

Author(s): The Late Dharamvir Bharati
ISBN: 0-19-567213-5 / 978-0-19-567213-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP India
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Paperback

Title: Andha Yug: The Age of Darkness (Manoa)
Author(s): Dharamvir Bharati
ISBN: 0-8248-3517-4 / 978-0-8248-3517-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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December 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Andha Yug (Oxford India Paperbacks)
Author(s): the late Dharamvir Bharati
ISBN: 0-19-806522-1 / 978-0-19-806522-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP India
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