Andha Yug (Excerpt I)Andha Yug (Excerpt I)

Submitted / Updated On: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 | Written By: Dharamvir Bharati | Hits since Feb 1, 2014: 2787

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The great war of Mahabharata left a permanent scar on the Indian psyche. The politics, the moral and ethical issues, the sheer magnitude of human suffering and loss of millions of lives, all this; the event was unparalleled in human history. But what happened after the war? Life simply could not have continued as before. War must have personally hit each and every one in that time. The depression of losing loved ones, frustrating sense of unjust happenings and a sense of utter helpless ness and hopelessness must have gripped the unfortunate survivors. Bharati Jis classic play Andha Yug talks about those times. It starts on the last day of the Great War and ends with the demise of Lord Krishna by an arrow of a petty hunter in a forest. The play touches heart intensely and brings tears to eyes. It is a must read for all lovers of Hindi literature. Few excerpts from this work are given here. Look especially at the pathos in last four lines in the excerpt below! - Rajiv Krishna Saxena