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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They are like case studies without the analysis, just read them and have your own interpretation. This is one of those books that keeps you thinking even after the book gets over. Devayani observed this, introduced Sharmishtha as her slave and also claimed that he should become her husband as he has held her lhandekar while helping her out of the well. You feel for them, identify with a lot of their dilemmas and wish you had the wisdom to take hkandekar like them. Eventually Devayani learns of her husband’s affair with Sharmishtha and complains to her father.

The story is a vicarious account of what a young man King Yayati feels about life, of his endless desire of pleasure, his unrequited love, his insular might, of how he yayat into indulgence and how he wonders if his life has any purpos Though not accustomed to reading Hindi novels, this book caught my interest once I started reading, on my mother’s recommendation.

His chapter divisions are based upon the psychological make-up of each character. But of course, whatever has been found through the references is depicted as such in the story. Several movies and television serials have been made based on the works of Khandekar. Always yearning for more physical pleasures he forgets his duties and lets the world suffer.


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Most beautifully potraited complicated relations. In his early life, he was interested in acting in movies and staged various dramas in his school days. This feeling made the book more precious than it would have otherwise been.

People in Hindu mythology Mythological kings Characters in the Mahabharata. In a nutshell, this is a story of Yayati, the King of Hastinapur, and his insatiable lust for women.

Just did not work for me and found it boring. The chariot became a family khaneekar among the descendants of Puru. I got it immediately and started reading it as well. Preview — Yayati by Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar. Recommended to everyone who loves to read sensible fictions. Mar 05, Shweta rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sachidananda Routray Kusumagraj C. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Unfortunately the book was too monochromatic.

This has been a book seeking my attention for almost a couple of years due to its title and mythological connection. Improvisation to create focus on the story by omitting Yayati’s other brothers and sons. Was he a prince, a son, a friend, a husband or a king? It talks about the depths to which mankind can fall and yet when humans repent, the heights that they achieve through it, despite having fallen into an abyss.

But he also got a devoted wife in Sharmishtha. The story is a vicarious account of what a young man King Yayati feels about life, of his endless desire of pleasure, his unrequited love, his insular might, of how he treads into indulgence and how he wonders if his life has any purpose other khaneekar to pacify his libido.


A Classic Tale of Lust is an excellently written book by the noted author who khamdekar sure has a well deserved Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith awards, and has been awarded Padma Bhushan way back in A classic tale of Lust – how potent a title. Mar 28, Supritha rated it it was amazing. Chandra yaywti rise to the lunar dynasty or the Chandravanshi Dynasty.

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.

How jealousy and anger can disrupt life; how being selfless gives strength to walk through difficult paths; how one’s life depends their hands. Your email address will not be published.

Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust

Hindu deities and texts. People easily relate to things when it is wrapped up in the form of a nice story. Sharmishtha also agrees to this to save the kingdom and becomes Devayani’s maidservant.