PDF | Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq is a representation of one of the most important but nevertheless neglected periods of Indian history, the reign of. Tughlaq: Girish Karnad: Karnad’s next play, Tughlaq (), tells the story of the 14th-century sultan MuḼammad ibn Tughluq and remains among the best. Tughlaq written by Girish Karnad in , is his best loved play, about an idealist 14th-century Sultan of Delhi, Muhammad bin Tughluq, and allegory on the.

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Tulghlaq states early on that he wishes to see unity between Hindus and Muslims as girisb significant part of his vision: Open Preview See a Problem? Jun 16, George Thomas rated it really liked it. Major blunder being the immediate transfer of capital city from Delhi to Dauladvad Devgiri and then back again to Delhi.

But this personal involvement drives us to do actions which are cruel or unethical. He strips the farce and pretence of the emperors idealism right in front of him and the emperor for the first time, is vulnerable to another person’s opinion.

Apr 17, Ashish Manik rated it kanad it. A well-read scholar of the arts, theology, and philosophy, a brilliant calligraphist, a mystic, as well as a poet, it is the ‘madness’ that griish him the epithet ‘Mad Muhammad’, that Karnad explores in the play.

Tughlaq (play)

How marvelous this was, I thought. His plays have been translated into several Indian languages and directed by eminent directors like Ebrahim Alkazi, B. Ananthamurthy Includes a new essay by Aparna Dharwadker.


Nov 26, Arvind rated it really liked it Shelves: No wonder he has won Janapeetha Award. Karnad explores the psyche of Tughlaq and we, as Karnad has very effectively designed Tughlaq’s character with the blend of history and myth.

Muhammad bin Tughlaq is a complex character and I think many young adults who are full of idealism should be able to identify with him. Those who choose the latte Muhammad bin Tughlaq is a complex character and I think many young adults who are full of idealism should be able to identify with giris. The answers to these questions, says Karnad, may perhaps be set aside for the most important question — is the play still contemporary or not.

Karnad explores the psyche of Tughlaq and we, as karad, somewhere tend tonnage a sympathetic concern towards him. That particular plot is captured firish this satirical play by Girish Karnadwhom a local yokel like me might easily identify, with some obvious google help, as the grumpy old government man from Bollywood movies. Sep 24, Manish Goel rated it liked it. His part is pretty ironic as he uses religion to becoming involved in politics and tries to justify it to be annihilator of firish and save Islam.

However, read it slowly to enjoy it fully. Tughlaq was first staged in Urdu in as part of a National School of Drama student production directed by actor Om Shivpuri, then a student.

It is because of such a condition that Karnad suggests Tulghlaq is seen as a failure. There is a lot of depth in the plot and I think just one reading is not really enough, at least for me.


Tughlaq A Play In Thirteen Scenes by Girish Karnad

The issues posed by the play remain relevant even today, not only in a political sense but also in an organisational sense. His pa I love tuglaq ‘s parts mainly becoz the more he talks, they more idealistic it is and sometimes his own speech contradicts him in weird ways and its ironic and beautiful at the same time. Karnad understands this about the historical conditions that surround Tulghlaq, himself: Tugylaq touches contemporary issues in multiple ways including its take on secularism and socialism.

Girish Kahand is known to use history and mythology to girixh with contemporary issues. Somehow the murder plan in this reminds me of julius caesar.

Tughlaq A Play In Thirteen Scenes

Tughlaq by Girish Karnad 2 7 Jun 01, It’s as relevant today as when it was first written and as relevant as when it’s set. Nov 12, Ranga B rated it it was amazing. He ended his tughalq in bloodshed and chaos.

A must read for all Kannada readers. In the end, I remember quote from Godfather “Keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer” girosh justify and rationalise Tughlaq’s character!! Diasporic Modernisms Allison Schachter.

If you approach the story with its allegorical political meaning, this historical excerpt and its great yet ambiguous King would feel very contemporary.