Naga-Mandala: Play with a Cobra

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Author : Girish Karnad

9780195626223 | PB | pp. 46 | 2018 | Oxford University Press

In Naga-Mandala, the author, Girish Karnad, weaves two Kannada folk-tales together.

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In Naga-Mandala Karnad weaves two Kannada folk-tales together. The first one comments on the paradoxical nature of oral tales in general: they have an existence of their own, independent of the teller, and yet live only when they are passed on from one story-teller to another. Ensconced within this is the story of Rani who makes up tales to fill the void in her life. Rani’s predicament poignantly reflects the human need to live by fiction and half-truths, the need not to push the search for Truth beyond the point where the whole edifice of day-to-day living may come tumbling down.

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Author:

Girish Karnad

ISBN:

9780195626223

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

46

Year of Publication:

2018

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Girish Karnad, one of India’s foremost playwrights, actors and film-makers, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and went on to serve as the Director, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune; Director, Nehru Centre, London and as the Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi (India’s National Academy of Performing Arts). He was Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar in Residence at the University of Chicago; The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis; in the US and the Haymarket at Leicester in the UK have commissioned him to write plays for them. He has been conferred prestigious awards like the Padma Bhushan (1992) and the Jnanpith Award (1998).

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