What is the main plot of Hayavadana?

What is the main plot of Hayavadana?

Hayavadana (meaning: Horse face) is a 1971 Indian Kannada language two-act play written by Girish Karnad. The plot is based on Kathasaritsagara and Thomas Mann’s retelling of Transposed Heads. Hayavadana presents the story of two friends Devdutta and Kaplia; and their love interest Padmini.

How does the play Hayavadana end?

The Bhagavata concludes the story by marveling at the mercy of Ganesha, who has fulfilled the desires of Hayavadana and the young boy. He says that it is time to pray, and Padmini, Devadatta, and Kapila join in thanking the Lord for ensuring the completion and success of the play.

Who is called Gandharva in Hayavadana?

white stallion. After fifteen years of her life with white horse, she has come to know that the horse is Gandharva. Lord Kuvera, the lord of wealth and the king of semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu mythology, has cursed Gandharva to become a horse.

Who is Bhagavata in Hayavadana?

In Hinduism a Bhagavata is a worshipper or devotee. In this play, the Bhagavata serves as the narrator. He presents and interprets the action of the play’s main storyline, the story of Devadatta, Kapila, and Padmini.

What is the full name of Girish Karnad?

Girish Raghunath Karnad
Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad PB PS
Girish Karnad at Cornell University, 2009
Born Girish Raghunath Karnad19 May 1938 Matheran, Bombay Presidency, British India (now in Maharashtra, India)
Died 10 June 2019 (aged 81) Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Occupation Playwright director actor

Who translated Hayavadana in English?

Girish Karnad
Thrissur: C Kamala Devi, who had translated three major plays of Girish Karnad from Kannada to Malayalam, said translating Karnad was a ‘sublime experience and a blessing’. Devi had translated Karnad’s play ‘Tughlaq’ first, and subsequently ‘Hayavadana’ and ‘Nagamandala’.

Is Hayavadana a postcolonial play?

The East-West encounter brings enormous changes in the lives of Postcolonial people. In Hayavadana, Girish Karnad presents ‘incompleteness’ in three levels – divine level, human level and animal level. From the very beginning of the play, we become familiar with the word ‘incompleteness’.

Is Hayavadana a postcolonial play explain?

Postcolonialism is a continuous process of resistance and deconstruction and it is existed in the issues of power, subordination, race, gender, equality and class welfare. In Hayavadana, all characters suffer from identity crisis. And Hybridity is existed in every character in Hayavadana.

Who is the father of Girish Karnad?

Rao Saheb Dr. Karnad
Girish Karnad/Fathers

What does Hayavadana by Girish Karnad deal with?

Hayavadana deals with ruins of love, the imperfections of human and so on. At the beginning of the play a puja is performed by the narrator Bhagavata to Lord Ganesha, the lord of lords, to bless the performance of the play. The blessing of Lord Vigneshwara is also invoked. The narrator reveals that the play is set in Dharmapura.

Who is the author of the play Hayavadana?

Hayavadana is a play by Indian writer Girish Karnad. The play tells the story of two friends who are in love with the same woman and who accidentally swap heads. A comedy ending in tragedy, the narrative also tells the story of a man with a horse’s head who seeks to become human.

Which is the first play of Girish Karnad?

‘ Hayavadana ‘ is a two-act play from Girish Karnad written and published in 1971. As all his plays, it was also first written in Kannada, the playwright’s mother tongue, then was translated into English. The play is based on a Sanskrit story found in Katha Sarit Sahara, a Somadeva’s collection of stories.

How did Hayavadana get the body of a horse?

Hayavadana has the body of a man and the head of a horse, which proves to be real when the Bhagavata tries to pry the horse’s head from the human body. Hayavadana explains that his mother, a princess, fell in love with a horse. She lived with him for 15 years until her love broke his curse, and he returned to his true form as a celestial being.