Critiquing Contemporary Indian Culture : A Study of Girish Karnad’s Plays by (Dr. Kuldeep S. Sharma)


Girish Karnad, one of the best living Indian playwrights, is a flexible virtuoso. His ascent as an unmistakable dramatist in the 1960s denoted the happening time of Modern Indian Playwriting in Kannada. Throughout the previous four decades, Girish Karnad has been creating plays, frequently utilizing history and folklore to handle contemporary issues. In this book, I have tried to justify my title, “Girish Karnad: A Chronicler” As I am especially keen on the plays of Girish Karnad, I endeavored to gather all the basic translations of his plays to comprehend him insightfully. I have picked major works of him translated into English incorporating his plays in which he almost goes to an elusive land of history and legend. This book presented in six parts. My endeavour is to examine the utilization of legend in the plays of Girish Karnad. Girish Karnad has appropriately seen that our fantasies oversee the awareness of Indians, and even their fundamental demeanours towards regular daily existence are affected by the considerable stories; The Ramayana, The Mahabharatha, The Bhagavata, the Puranas, and story cycles like the Jataka Tales, Panchatantra, Kathasaritsagara, Vikramadityacharita, and others, which are loaded with the legends of our nation. In this way, Karnad found that utilizing fantasies to manage contemporary issues was a certain method to catch the creative energy of the groups of onlookers and attract their thoughtfulness regarding crucial issues of present-day times.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Booksclinic Publishing (23 August 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 153 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9789355354419
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 years and up
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India
  • Generic Name ‏ : ‎ Book

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“Dr. Kuldeep S. Sharma* holds a Ph.D. in Modern Indian English Drama and has over fifteen years of teaching experience in Engineering and Management Degree Colleges. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Humanities at Poornima College of Engineering, Jaipur. Dr. Sharma is also a Resource Person of AICTE-Human Values and Student Induction Program. He has also given a series of extension lectures as part of a state-level training programme at the Commissionerate of College Education, Rajasthan. He is also a storyteller with a penchant for anchoring. He has given multiple papers at national and international conferences, and several of his research articles have been published. He is a life time member of Chennai’s J. K. Research Foundation and the founder of the Drama Club ‘The Curtains Up.’ Dr. Sharma has also served as a member of the organising team for the British High Commission’s GREAT DEBATE in India. He has also been engaged as the Program Officer of the National Service Scheme and the Convenor of the Rajasthan State Aids Control Society’s Red Ribbon Club.

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