Girish Karnad (Author of Tughlaq A Play In Thirteen Scenes)Girish Raghunath Karnad (Konkani : ????? ?????? ???????, Kannada : ?????? ??????? ????????) (born 19 May 1938) is a contemporary writer, playwright, screenwriter, actor and movie director in Kannada language. His rise as a prominent playwright in 1960s, marked the coming of age of Modern Indian playwriting in Kannada, just as Badal Sarkar did it in Bengali, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi, and Mohan Rakesh in Hindi. He is a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award for Kannada, the highest literary honour conferred in India.
For four decades Karnad has been composing plays, often using history and mythology to tackle contemporary issues. He has translated his major plays into English, and has received critical acclaim across India. His plays have been translated into several Indian languages and directed by eminent directors like Ebrahim Alkazi, B. V. Karanth, Alyque Padamsee, Prasanna, Arvind Gaur, Satyadev Dubey, Vijaya Mehta, Shyamanand Jalan and Amal Allana. 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. He was conferred Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.
A Perspective on Symbols in Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq
Photo Credit: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury. When it came out, writer U. Ananthamurthy felt it reflected the political mood of disillusionment which followed the Nehru era of idealism in the country. But it was as relatable during subsequent moments of crisis in our history as it is to the present. The king plays chess, as affairs of the state heat up. His advisers include the shrewd politician, Najib, and the gentle historian, Barani, but will Tughlaq be able to stand up to his harshest critic, the maulvi, Sheikh Imam-ud-din?
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Tughlaq is a Indian Kannada language play written by Girish Karnad. It was first staged in Urdu in , as a student production at National School of Drama. Most famously, it was staged at Purana Qila ,Delhi in Tughlaq , a scene play been written by Girish Karnad focussing on the 14th century Turko-Indian ruler is both a historical play as well as a commentary on the contemporary politics of the s. The Times of India comments  : "In the play, the protagonist, Tughlaq, is portrayed as having great ideas and a grand vision, but his reign was an abject failure.