Plays by Girish Karnad

Hayavadana  

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

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...