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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But in the end, khandeekar these flowers fall to the ground and are lost in the earth. Driven as they were to various acts and how they felt through the life. One of my favorite story addicted story like Harry Potter and game of thrones. Each character has shades and depth and that’s what makes the story very profound.

He had five brothers: It’s a magical book.

But could never lead a happy life owing to a curse that was given to his father. Had sons that any father can dream of. It took me a while to understand the purpose of this book for me.

Ohandekar 25, Girish rated it it was ok. He loved it so much that he wanted to read the original Marathi version of the book.

Yayati – Wikipedia

At times destiny chose him and at times he chose his destiny. He was bby of the ancestors of Pandavas. Yayati was a great scholar and one of the noblest rulers of olden times.

So when I picked this book, I had high hopes and maybe an expectation of characters with hues of moral conflicts.

Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

You can feel what is going inside each of the characters as they make their choices. May khandekat, Jitendra rated it it was yqyati. But he also got a devoted wife in Sharmishtha. Upasika Singhal Well, first you learn the alphabet. Pavate Datto Vaman Potdar B. Shifting first person narratives of Yayati, Sharmishta and Devyani giving deeper insights into these characters.


As it turns out, I could not feel sorry for any of the characters. Eventually Devayani learns khandeksr her husband’s affair with Sharmishtha and complains to her father. Married to seductively beautiful Devyani, in love with her maid Sharmishtha The story of Yayati is perhaps one of the most intriguing and fascinating episodes of Mahabharata. Apparently, my father had read the Tamil translation of this book, which used to appear like a series in one of the Tamil magazines that he used to subscribe to.

Please suggest some good books for me too! And it is in wine and women that he sought the answer to his problems or disappointments. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He followed the shastras and was devoted to the welfare khanedkar his subjects. I would recommend it as a read. Special appreciation yaayti P Madhavan Pillai, who translated to Malayalam. Webarchive template wayback links Use dmy dates from May Use Indian English from May All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Pages using infobox character with unknown parameters Articles containing Sanskrit-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references.

Archived from the original on 14 July What kind of life did he live or rather what kind of khandejar did people in those times live?

Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust by Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

Khandekar for mentioning this upfront. People easily relate to things when it is wrapped up in the form of a nice story. The different voices gives depth to varied emotions. Mar 27, Lakshmi Ramanan rated it liked it. It turns out it was much ado about nothing.


This section does not cite any sources. The same is true of humans born in this world.

Then you buy the book and read it. He married the Apsara Urvashi and had many sons, of whom Ayus was the eldest. Un Tales from Mahabharatha are an unending source for philosophers for a reason. The author wants to share his views on spirituality, life, happiness, duties, ego, and so many things.

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.

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:. Suffering from the curse that his father, King Nahusha, got from a sage.

This is one of those books that keeps you thinking even after the book gets over. One who aspires to 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.

The chariot however vanished due to a curse incurred by the Paurava King Janamejaya when he slew a Brahmana in his hatred. Mar 22, Deepak Rao rated it z was amazing Shelves: And sometimes you wish you never have to face the situations like them where you have to take such tough decisions. There are all the rasas or emotions that you can feel.