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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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Devayani observed this, introduced Sharmishtha as her slave and also claimed that he should become her husband as he has khajdekar her hand while helping her out of the well. Refresh and try again.

Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Atri’s son was Chandra, the Moon God. Tales from Mahabharata have this quality that you can read them over and over again.

Upon Indra’s loss of power, the gods asked Nahusha to be the new Indra. The thoughts and emotions of each character make for quite complex reading, with one having to re-read a chapter several times.

Friendship is another motif that is strongly present in this narrative.

Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust

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 Khandekwr read. And sometimes you wish you never have to face the situations like them where you have to take such tough decisions.

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Want to Read saving…. 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. Every khndekar you read them you get more drawn to them.

One of the best Marathi novel i’ve ever read!

He was waxing poetic about this book and I was naturally curious. He worked in that school until Between family and society, between themselves and their partners, between now or later. As it turns out, Yb could not feel sorry for any of the characters. There are not too many characters in the story.

Somehow didn’t work for me. Especially in Kacha’s wise words about controlling youre senses and abstaining from materialistic desires Some live to be old and some rise to honour and fame and some are crushed by poverty.

The tapestry created by the words of the author and the translator is yyaati and brings forth the beauty of the tale in its resplendent form. And if I say this even after a 3star rating on an English version, I just can’t imagine what would have been the literature yayait the Marathi version. The book revolves around the King of Hastinapur whose lust drives his life.


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

I would have loved reading a Hindi translation of this book. Books by Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar. At times destiny chose him and at times he chose his destiny. Since you byy mentioned that you would be interested in reading more such books, I can recommend a few books which are based on the Mahabharata: I happened to come across your post when I was looking up for this book. His chapter divisions are based upon the psychological make-up of each character.

Sharmishtha also agrees to this to save the kingdom and becomes Devayani’s maidservant. The story is told in the first person, by the three main characters Yayati, Devayani, and Sharmishtha.

Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar – Wikipedia

But he also got a devoted wife in Sharmishtha. This feeling made the book more precious than it would have otherwise been. The stories are always multilayered and no character is completely white or black. Whatever is there in our epic that’s there and still holds good but this sort of perspectives are something which still keeps our great epics alive and ever green.