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    KRISHNA – the man alone

    To explore this historical, dimensional and versatile character from an anti-romantic point of view, the play is concerned about the conflicts between his heavenly qualities, his godly karmas and his personal woe and wishes, pain and perishes as a mortal man. Here lord Krishna is no god, rather he is human; object of flesh and blood; object of ‘shada ripu’. He cries, crawls, screams, views himself as a looser, which is directly against his own utterance: “maa phaleshu kadachana...”

    It is the last day of Krishna. The ‘Kurukshetra’ period is over, the ultimate disaster of Yadavas’ has happened already, lord Valarama has eventually faced the fag end of mortal life. Now the lord (protagonist) sitting alone in the midst of the forest, waiting for the inevitable death. The ever depressed human comes out leaving all his glory as god, Krishna asks himself about his own benefit out of his life. He like a spectator, views his charismatic karmas which made him larger than life. His confrontation with Shishupal, his passion for Vrindavan, his earnest wish to become the best among his fellows in the field of politics, his unconditional affection for Draupadi, his fear for the power of king Jarasandha, the promise-broken incident in the battle of ‘Kurukshetra’, his dreams, thousands of unfulfilled wishes screaming to him and has made him a man; he wants to throw away the mask of a lord and wants to live his rest of the life, though it is too short to call it a life, as a man. But still his unparalleled intellect makes him foresee and feel about what is going to happen next. He tries to be ignorant; he tries to be a common man. But ultimately this strong indifferent feeling towards life will change the god, the lord, the ‘Purushottama’?

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