Hayavadana  

Girish Karnad translated by Girish Karnad

DOI: 10.5040/9781408176467.00000087
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (6) , Female (7) , Neutral (0)

Based on a a tale found in a collection of Sanskrit stories dating from the eleventh century. The play focuses on Padmini who is attracted to Kapila, her bookish husband Devadatta's friend. In a jealous fit, Devadatta cuts off his own head leaving Kapila to find the body, worried he will be blamed, cutting off his own head. The gods intervene to try and restore the men to life but the heads become switched... 

From The Methuen Drama Anthology of Modern Asian Plays

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Girish Karnad translated by Girish Karnad

ISBN: 9781408176474

Series: Bloomsbury Publishing

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