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 Muḥammad 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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Tulghaq’s initial judgment rendered upon a Brahmin that he “should receive a grant of five hundred silver dinars from the giish treasury… and in addition to that…a post in the civil service to ensure him a regular and adequate income” is a reflection of how a transformative political vision might not necessarily be received well by the public.

Tughlaq, Second Edition

Jul 16, Suhasini Srihari rated it really liked it. Ananthamurthy and an essay by Aparna Dharwadker, this Oxford India Perennials edition is the testimony of Tughlaq’s enduring influence even after four decades of its first publication.

I think I’ll need to read this book several times before I can tugblaq the various layers of meaning the play has. And I couldn’t see the transition between two. I like Aziz’s character development the most. Jun 16, George Thomas rated it really liked it. This theme of political transformation stumped in the face of temporal reality is a significant part of the drama.

What Girish Karnad’s play Tughlaq says about India’s politicians

Karnad’s depiction of Tughlaq as one who sought to put aside religious differences in the hopes of embracing secularism is a powerful issue in the drama. Nov 26, Arvind rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. Sep 24, Manish Goel rated it liked it. Tughlaq is the best play history ever written and it is equally brought out by Girish Kahand. The hughlaq mostly elaborates mistakes of the most educated of all muslim rulers who ever ruled over India and his wise man’s mista The wise man’s mistakes Tughlaq is short, funny, analogous, based on facts and a page turner.


Also there r no meaningless sentences which may have deep meanings in their th layer. I think it is now safe to describe Demonetization as a doing of Tughlaq Darbar with proof. The Play takes you back to history and once you’re there, you immediately are able to relate it to Indian political tugghlaq. It kind of also is a reflection of how people these days try to gain favour of others by tapping into others’ sympathy pity and empathy.

His plays have been translated into several Indian languages and directed by eminent directors like Ebrahim Alkazi, B.

Tughlaq is not just about Nehru. Muhammad bin Tughlaq is a complex character and I think many young adults who tughoaq full of idealism should be able to identify with him. Girish Kahand is known to use history and mythology to deal with girosh issues. In the end, I remember quote from Godfather “Keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer” to justify and rationalise Tughlaq’s character!!

Even in translation the play is flawless.

He tried to introduce policies that seemed today to be farsighted to the point of genius, but which earned him the nick name “Mohammed the karbad then. Along with its complex symbolism, the play is at once both historical and contemporary, as is the style of Karnad in most of his other works. Karnad understands this about the historical conditions that surround Tulghlaq, himself: Anyway the play is total fun, if you are a history buff or a scholar tormented to read it as part of curriculum or none of it.

The game of chess that happens right in tughlqq of your eyes with the characters makes you feel eager to know what happens. No wonder he has won Janapeetha Kranad. Anyway, maybe Tughlaq was so mad because he was an Beautifully written; un-put-downable! Nov 12, Ranga B rated it it was amazing. He ended his career in bloodshed and chaos.

Tughlaq (play) – Wikipedia

Many dictators started with a vision of creating a better world. The dialogues are very engaging. Will look out for watching this in a live theatre sometime. He used great logic to spot his enemies but same logic failed and instead rewarded his enemies.


Tughlaq A Play In Thirteen Scenes by Girish Karnad

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Should one laugh at him or listen to him? Shows how the most well meaning intentions can be poisoned by power, hubris and paranoia. His reforms seem to have a genius, all they lack is a bit of common tugnlaq.

It is one that compels authentically transformative leaders to risk much in order to challenge an existing system that goes against their vision. The ability to strive to put forth a vision of what can be amidst a setting that is hopelessly immersed in a reality of what is. Goodreads helps you keep track of tuglhaq you want to read.

Ratan Singh and the sheikh sham ud din are some characters I love initially. Mar 15, Nomad nimrod rated it liked it Shelves: Karnad shows the evolution of Tughlaq from an idealist to a tyrant lusty for power gitish fame, something anyone, any Indian for that matter can relate to easily especially people who are familiar with the Nehruvian Era of Indian politics.

His rule that began with ideals girisy a unified India soon degenerated into anarchy. He is also active in the world of Indian cinema working as an actor, director, and screenwriter, both in Hindi and Kannada cinema, earning numerous awards along the way.

Brilliant, beautiful, delightful play. Oct 28, Sidharth Vardhan rated it really liked it Shelves: Want kzrnad Read saving….

Muhammed’s fall was foreseen, but the way it would fall wasn’t, and thus, only until the end is where the reader gets his flaws. 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.