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A conflict of epic proportions: Jagriti brings Girish Karnad's Yayati to Chennai

Can a 1960s play inspired by the Mahabharata be relevant in 2018? Absolutely, says Arundhati Raja, artistic director of Bengaluru-based theatre group Jagriti, who will present her recreation of Girish Karnad’s popular play, Yayati, in Chennai this week. “A good plot needs conflict. The conflict in the play is brought about by the quest for power and all that leads to achieving that quest: sexual prowess, social discrimination, gender discrimination, father-son conflict and personal conflict on life’s goals. At present when gender inequality, social and religious intolerance are on the rise, this play remains relevant in all its aspects,” she explains, adding that the script that she will be using in the play is Girish’s own translation of his original script in Kannada.


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