Golden Star - The Youth Cultural Organisation is releasing a book called Hayapaharanam, written by Jandhyala Subbalakshmi, at Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, on 19th July.
Hayapaharanam is a padyanatakam from the Mahabharatha, wherein after the completion of the battle Yudhishtra performs the Ashwamedha Yaagam and sends Arjuna along with the horse. During the course of the journey, many kings surrender to the mighty Arjuna, unable to face him.
As the horse crosses one kingdom after another, the lady army of Pramila Devi stops the horse and engages in a battle with Arjuna. Pramila Devi defeats Arjuna and takes him prisoner, but finally marries him.
This story has been highlighted in only one page in the Mahabharatha. Jandhyala Subbalakshmi has expanded the storyline by incorporating certain women characters, and written it as a drama, published in a book.
Jandhyala Subbalakshmi is a retired Superintendent Engineer of A P Transco. She has completed B E (Electrical) and M A (History), and has a PG Diploma in computers. Her interest in writing started at the age of 7 when she contributed articles to the school magazine. Today's is her first book to be released on padyanatakas, but she has written several others like Nartanasala, Seeta Kalyanam, Kurukshetram, Sakkubai, Mrutha Sanjeevanam and Veni Samharaam which were not published.
Subbalakshmi has also written poetry books like Vijaya Chandrahas and Nagamrutham, and light music songs called Mamaneeya Kaumudi. She has played various characters of Sita, Gandhari, Draupadi, Radha, Devyani and Bhanumati in her dramas.
Please contact Bingi Nagendra Goud at 92465-41399 for further details.