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Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust By Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar Yayati A Classic Tale of Lust The story of Yayati is perhaps one of the most intriguing and fascinating episodes of Mahabharata Yayati was a great scholar and one of the noblest rulers of olden times He followed the shastras and w
  • Title: Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust
  • Author: Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar
  • ISBN: 9788122204285
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust By Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar
    Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust By Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar The story of Yayati is perhaps one of the most intriguing and fascinating episodes of Mahabharata Yayati was a great scholar and one of the noblest rulers of olden times He followed the shastras and was devoted to the welfare of his subjects Even the King of Gods, Indra, held him in high esteem Married to seductively beautiful Devyani, in love with her maid SharmishthaThe story of Yayati is perhaps one of the most intriguing and fascinating episodes of Mahabharata Yayati was a great scholar and one of the noblest rulers of olden times He followed the shastras and was devoted to the welfare of his subjects Even the King of Gods, Indra, held him in high esteem Married to seductively beautiful Devyani, in love with her maid Sharmishtha, and father of five sons from two women, yet Yayati unabashedly declares, My lust for pleasure is unsatisfied His quest for the carnal continued, sparing not even his youngest son, and exchanging his old age for his son s youth.
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    About “Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

    • Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

      In 1920, Khandekar started working as a school teacher in a small town.He worked in that school until 1938.While working as a teacher,Khandekar produced in his spare time abundant Marathi literature in various forms In his lifetime, he wrote sixteen novels, six plays, around 250 short stories, 50 allegorical stories, 100 essays, and over 200 critiques.

    698 thoughts on “Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust

    • I grew up, like most kids in India, on a steady diet of tales from Ramayana and Mahabharata and their allied tales I still remember going up to my grandfather once he had finished listening to the news at 9 and asking him to continue with these tales He must have told them to me innumerable times and yet I never got tired of listening to his soft melodic voice reciting it, so much so that even today when I read a tale from either of these two mythological stories, I remember him and miss him a l [...]


    • This has been a book seeking my attention for almost a couple of years due to its title and mythological connection.And how I loved unwrapping this sub story from Mahaharata even as a stand alone tale.Lots of food for thought Especially in Kacha s wise words about controlling youre senses and abstaining from materialistic desires Which was in contrast to Mandar s hedonist philosophy of indulging in all kinds of pleasures as you have only one life.The underplaying dilemma on Yayati s mind about d [...]


    • This is the sad part about reading Mrutyunjay you just don t seem to like any other Marathi kadambari as much.


    • Tales from Mahabharatha are an unending source for philosophers for a reason They feature faulty humans in an imperfect world which is much closer to real world So when I picked this book, I had high hopes and maybe an expectation of characters with hues of moral conflicts It turns out it was much ado about nothing Yayati was a book I almost shelved at 25% after it pulled me down almost a year ago I picked it up again after reading a blog of Devdutt Patnaik that talked of Yayati complex Unfortun [...]



    • Yayati.a different type of loves described so beautifully Yayati s selfish love,Devayani s ego filled love n Sharnishtha s unconditional love.Three different people s lives n views.Most beautifully potraited complicated relations.Every character will carry bad n good qualities,there is space for each character that is what i liked most.


    • It s a magical book Recommended to everyone who loves to read sensible fictions Special appreciation to P Madhavan Pillai, who translated to Malayalam Without any doubt, this is THE finest translation work Malayalam had ever seen.


    • This was my summer holiday read, oh gosh, did it take up a lot of time 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 I read Khandekar informs the average Indian reader about the myth of Yayati, then embarks upon his re telling of the same His chapter divisions are based upon the psychological make up of each character One is made to understand the viewpoint of all the pieces on the chessboard Kh [...]


    • Lust, which is a no spoken word today giving examples of our culture mythologies and sculptures are filled with references and this book has taken an open approach to address them King Yayati, Devayani, Sharmishtha and Kacha have played their roles well with the writer doing justice to the prelude of the great epic Indians are good in story telling and there should be bold attempts to view our culture the way it is An engrossing read.


    • Indian Mythology is full of great stories Yayati is one such tale very interesting and thoroughly absorbing Each character has shades and depth and that s what makes the story very profound This book has been told by its characters in the first person This is one of those books that keeps you thinking even after the book gets over.



    • I read this book by reading many reviews on net about it But when I finished it, I found it not upto the mark as that of Mrityunjaya and Panipat.


    • A classic tale of Lust how potent a title I m not sure why its called a tale of lust Perhaps because the 18 years of cup brimming with happiness To me its a tale of domestic It s a tale of shades of love Its a tale which without clich royalty aspect would be a tale that is very common now a days The different voices gives depth to varied emotions How jealousy and anger can disrupt life how being selfless gives strength to walk through difficult paths how one s life depends their hands But what s [...]


    • It is a bit hard to decide how I feel about this book I like books on Indian mythology, but this does not fall in that genre Only the characters have been picked from there, and the storyline has been modified.It took me a while to understand the purpose of this book for me The author wants to share his views on spirituality, life, happiness, duties, ego, and so many things And to strengthen his point, he picked a story from mythology that covers and portrays all these aspects beautifully.The st [...]


    • A superb book I loved reading every page of it A very balanced book with respect to all the characters in the story The story of Yayati has always intrigued me and this one even though a fiction answers a whole lot of questions I had about it.


    • I would say that it s a fresh read rather than a nice or good read.Fresh because we get a whole new perspective of some real characters from someone else point of view in a fictional way.Many thanks to Mr Khandekar for mentioning this upfront.Also, my review might be biased by the fact that I have read the translated English version of the novel which could have been different had I read the actual Marathi version.The views about all the confusions and complicacies of life as described, even tho [...]


    • Though not accustomed to reading Hindi novels, this book caught my interest once I started reading, on my mother s recommendation This is book is fairly old piece as it was written 7 decades ago I reckon , and yet, it could be related by every man and his life 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 o [...]


    • A tale of love and lust Great work of fiction Although the author has departed from the original story of Yayati as given in Mahabharata and Puranas, but he makes it clear at the outset that it is a work of fiction and only the names of characters have been taken from Mahabharata.Through this enchanting book, the author gives his perspective on various philosophical things like love and lust, life and death, good and evil etc He finally concludes that the best way to live happily and satisfactor [...]


    • The book revolves around the King of Hastinapur whose lust drives his life Suffering from the curse that his father, King Nahusha, got from a sage Yayati meets Alaka, Mukulika, Devayani Sharamistha in his life Always yearning for physical pleasures he forgets his duties and lets the world suffer.I would recommend it as a read.


    • Since childhood, the epic Mahabharata, has very much interested me.For its characters, if they say its an imagination, then its indeed unbeatable, match less.Each of them is a story by itself, reflecting vivid human colors The best part of it is, none of them, I feel, is a philosophy.They are so true and will persist forever Yayati is a great tale A worth read


    • Story First half of the novel is much better than the second half I kept hoping that the main character will rise to the call of his duty, but he doesn t He keeps taking one foolish decision after another.Writing style is really good Some lines were worth pondering upon


    • 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 love wins the battle of life Realised significance of Dnyanpeeth after reading this book.






    • One of the classic Marathi novel Yayati is the first Marathi novel to win Dyanpith Purskar , India s highest literary award.


    • This is such an amazing book that you will finish it in one reading The lesson which this leaves you with is very motivating inspiring This is a MUST read for the young age.


    • Momentary pleasure cannot bring us true happiness Get it No Well, let me repeatedly beat it over your head with 250 pages of bad writing, flat characters and cliched philosophy.



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