Applicability of Ancient Myths and Cultures used in the play Yayati

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Dr. Uzma Khanam


Girish Karnad was among the most prolific playwrights of modern India. He took birth in the reign of British India, witness the independence of our country, learnt from the motherland of English, came back to his motherland only to become English poet, but ended up writing plays only in his native language, using the core of Indian origin in his pen. He had the best farsightedness of life which he projected very sharply in his plays. Each of his plays are enriched with the diverse forms of Indian cultures and myths. Although, it has never been mentioned of him studying psychology in a professional manner but his plays has always has the capacity of comforting or at least focusing the flaws of mankind. The main objective of this research paper is to highlight the ancient myths and culture used in one of the Karnad's play Yayati, and its relevancy in the present scenario.


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Dr. Uzma Khanam. “Applicability of Ancient Myths and Cultures Used in the Play Yayati”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 6, no. 4, Oct. 2021, pp. 130-4, doi:10.53032/tcl.2021.6.4.21.
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