Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq: Trace of Historical Elements
Keywords:Transcreation, Paradoxical, Scripture, Moharram, History, War
Girish Karnad's second play Tughlaq (1964) has been remarkably fabricated as a historical play. It was first produced in Kannada in 1965 after that it was translated into other languages. It is a play set in the medieval past of India based on History but politically relevant to the contemporary period. Karnad took a historical theme- the turbulent reign and paradoxical character of Tughlaq- for developing the plot of this famous play.
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