Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq: Trace of Historical Elements

Authors

  • Dr. Krishna Kumar Permanand Smarak Mahavidhyalay, Khiri, Allahabad, Affiliated to Kanpur University, Uttar Pradesh Email Id- kkumarkkt@gmail.com

Keywords:

Transcreation, Paradoxical, Scripture, Moharram, History, War

Abstract

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.

References

John, K. K. “A Reassessment of the Character of Karnad’s Tughlaq,” The plays of Girish Karnad, Critical Perspective. (Ed.) Jaydip Singh Dodiya, New Delhi: Prestige Books, 1999-127.

Naik, M. K. “The limit of Human Power: A comparative study of Tughlaq and Caligula” Studies in Indian Literature. Delhi: Sterling, 1987. Print. 132.

Prajapati, Ram Avadh. (ed.) Indian English Dramatists: An Exploration. Allahabad: Takhtotaaz, 2015. Print.

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Published

2016-04-30

How to Cite

Dr. Krishna Kumar. (2016). Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq: Trace of Historical Elements. The Creative Launcher, 1(1), 111–120. Retrieved from https://www.thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/363

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