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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Human beings are complicated, they are as different as different personalities exist and yet there is yaayati core that connects them to each other. AnuReviews – her book reviews blog finds a place in Limca Book of Records for being India’s biggest book reviews blog.

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.

Since you have mentioned that you would be interested in reading more such books, I can recommend a few books which are based on the Mahabharata: Umashankar JoshiK. Devayani is a character you start disliking due to almost no redeeming qualities – the spoiled daughter of Sukracharya who is spiteful and impulsive is no victim. Yayyati to everyone who loves to read sensible fictions.

Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust by Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

These friendships bring to light the basic need of human beings for a shoulder, even if khadekar is one that is not present at that time. You can feel what is going inside each of the characters as they make their choices. They are so true and will persist forever. Chandra gave rise to the lunar dynasty or the Chandravanshi Dynasty.


He was waxing poetic about this book and I was naturally curious. Specially, the way of writing each phases of the story from 3 different person’s perspective is the one thing which I liked a lot in this book. An excellent pick to satisfy the devouring quench for classics. Views Read Edit View history.

With the help of her servants, Sharmishtha throws the naked Devayani into a well and leaves the forest with her retinue. Retrieved 20 November The author wants to share his views on spirituality, life, happiness, duties, ego, and so many things.

After bathing, Sharmishtha confuses Devayani’s sari with hers and puts it on instead. Shifting first person narratives of Yayati, Sharmishta and Devyani giving deeper insights into these characters.

He had also vanquished the Asuras many times. Devayani observed this, introduced Sharmishtha as her slave and also claimed that he should become her husband as he tayati held her hand while helping her out of yayzti well. Driven as they were to various acts and how they felt through the life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Which was in contrast to Mandar’s hedonist philosophy of indulging in all kinds of pleasures as you have only one life. Venkataraman Ardeshir Ruttonji Wadia. The story of Yayati is perhaps one of the most intriguing and fascinating episodes of Mahabharata.


In his lifetime, he wrote sixteen novels, six plays, around short stories, 50 allegorical stories, essays, and over critiques.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want ss read. Brahma’s son was Atri, a Brahmarshi. Mar 05, Shweta rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pururavas ruled over the city of Pratishthana. Was he a prince, a son, a friend, a husband or a king? These stories are actually symbolisms.

Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust by V S Khandekar

He followed the shastras and was devoted to the welfare of his subjects. This section does not cite any sources. The storytelling is superb, with characters you can totally relate to. Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra. RaghavanMahadevi Varma This page was last edited on 30 Octoberat One who aspires khadnekar peace and happiness should instantly renounce craving and seek instead that which neither grows old, nor ceases – no matter how old the body may become.

Always yearning for more physical pleasures he forgets his duties and lets the world suffer.

The chariot however vanished due to a curse incurred by the Paurava King Janamejaya when he slew a Brahmana in his hatred.