Yayati by V. S. Khandekar is a masterpiece. One of the best Marathi novel i’ve ever read! Beautifully narrated. It presents unconquerable and greatest power of . According to Hinduism, Yayāti (Sanskrit: ययाति) was a Puranic and first king of Pauravas. . Yayati, a Marathi novel by V. S. Khandekar, won him the Sahitya Akademi Award (), and a Jnanpith Award (). Playwright Girish Karnad’s . Notable awards, Jnanpeeth Award (Yayati). Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar (11 January – 2 September ) (V. S. Khandekar) was a.

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And the nadir of his lust is when he asks his sons to exchange their youth with his old age so khandekwr he can go back and enjoy bodily pleasures. Recommended to Ishani by: Yayati had everything that one can dream of, born a prince in the most mighty empire of the time. What feel About Yayati?

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Three different people’s lives n views. It turns out it was much ado about nothing. Lust, which is a no-spoken word today giving examples of our culture. Many years later, Indra once more gave that same chariot to King Vasu Uparichara, another descendant of Puru.

Anonymous – March 21st, at Jarasandha was eventually defeated and slain by the Pandava Bhima who gave the chariot to his cousin, Lord Krishna. I’m sure I missed out a lot by reading the English translation instead of the original Marathi version, hence my review is solely based on the book I read.

Detailed Review here http: Meenal Dutia – August 24th, at 7: Yugandhar by Shivaji Sawant about Krishna available in Hindi but not in english 5. Un Tales from Mahabharatha are an unending source for philosophers for a reason.

He performed Rajasuyas, Ashwamedhas, Vajapeyas, Atiratras, Pundarikas and innumerable Agnishthomas and Chaturmasyas. Final comment- A-; beautiful prose, but intended for heavy-reading. What lends more beauty to this book is the caricatures of the different women, whether it is the self centred and capricious Devyani, or the splendidly serene Sharmishta or the nubile Alaka or the servient Mukulika; women have shaped Yayati in different ways with their own charms and vile but they are not to blame for what becomes of Yayati.


I picked it up again after reading a blog of Devdutt Patnaik that talked of Yayati complex. You can feel what is going inside each of the characters as they make their choices.

No trivia or quizzes yet. This page was last edited on 30 Octoberat But in the yayagi, all these flowers fall to ,handekar ground and are lost in the earth. He had a weakness for wine and women. How jealousy and anger can disrupt life; how being selfless gives strength to walk through difficult paths; how one’s life depends their ha A classic tale of Lust – how potent a title.

Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust by Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

Indra was once more reinstated as the King of Gods. Getting age old facts from the traditional stories of our great epics is not enough. Books by Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar. However, there is an innate strength in them which shines through despite his attempt to classify them otherwise.

Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust

khandkear I still remember going up to my grandfather once he had finished listening to the news at 9 yxyati asking him to continue with these tales. Each of them is a story by itself, reflecting vivid human colors. One day Sharmishtha, daughter of the Danava king Vrishparva and Devayani, daughter of the Daitya sage Shukracharyago with Sharmishtha’s retinue to bathe in a forest pool not far from their home. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Ayus completed his education from Sage Chyavana and married the Asura princess Prabha. On the whole a decent read. Oct 02, Archies rated it it was amazing.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Just did not work for me and found it boring. Ranked to top of my list May 21, Priti rated it liked it.


Well, it is Yayati by V.S. Khandekar. – Abhishek Labhe – Medium

Ankita – September 21st, at 5: I would strongly recommend this book Yayati: Always yearning for more physical pleasures he forgets his duties and lets the world suffer. Kohli Ramanathan Krishnan C. He finally concludes that the best way to live happily and satisfactorily is that to follow the medium way and not to go to the extremes i. What were his motivations for living? Nevertheless, Sharmishtha manages finally to convince him, saying that it would be against Dharma if he were to refuse her request; he being the king, it is his responsibility to ensure the needs of the citizens and she is desperate to have a child.

Parva by S L Byrappa giving the perspectives of different characters 2. Friendship, good ones, guide the person into attempting to lead a better life and this has been beautifully highlighted by the author throughout this tale. Story – First half of the novel is much better than the second half. Sharmishta who just doesn’t put up any fight to the events in her life, is more defeatist than a beacon of sacrifice. Driven as they were to various acts and how they felt through the life.

Which was in contrast to Mandar’s hedonist philosophy of indulging in all kinds of pleasures as you have only one life.

Indian Mythology is full of great stories. Between family and society, between themselves and their partners, between now or later. For its characters, if they say kgandekar an imagination, then its indeed unbeatable, match less. So the story keeps revolving primarily around these three characters.