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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Karnad explores the psyche of Girosh and we, as Karnad has girixh effectively designed Tughlaq’s character with the blend of history and myth. Jul 16, Suhasini Srihari rated it really liked it. Even though there are subtle instances that the reader likes but the acts feel distant and disconnected.

His part is pretty ironic as he uses religion to becoming involved in politics and tries to justify it to be annihilator of politics and save Islam. He gets into coin counterfeiting, orders the killing of the current Khalif in order to disguise himself as the Khalif and gain the emperors favour.

Just one thing – the end is what disappointed me a bit.

Tughlaq A Play In Thirteen Scenes by Girish Karnad

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is because of such a condition that Karnad suggests Tulghlaq is seen as a failure. Many dictators started with a vision of creating a better world.

Were his tufhlaq an expression of madness or driven by political calculation? 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. Tughlaq killed many of his confidant on slightest suspicion but gave clemency to all rebels and enemies. The mad King also tried in vain to replace silver based Indian economy with copper coins.


Tughlaq | play by Karnad |

Using history and myth in equal measure, Karnad delves into the psyche of Muhammad to understand and interpret the rationale behind his whimsical actions. Jan 03, Akshay rated it liked it.

Oct 13, Tanmay Verma rated it liked it. Tughlaq is the best play history ever written and it is equally brought out by Girish Glrish.

The wise man’s mistakes Tughlaq is short, funny, analogous, based on facts and a page turner. He quotes from the play to make his point: Girish Karnad is Kannada best author. Tughlaq was very, very welfare-oriented ruler, but all his plans collapsed miserably. Watching a powerful man crack up, whenever it occurs, is a bad time in history.

But seems like, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq was a great thinker and a very poor ruler, and this particular fact is what the playwright has focused tughla. Tulghlaq states early on that he wishes tughhlaq see unity between Hindus and Muslims as a significant part of his vision: A very relevant book for the current times.

Veteran actor Ayaz Khan who is playing Tughlaq for the sixth time in his career, says the character is open to various readings.

Choose your country or region Karna. It is a must read and will continue to pull readers for a long time. I don’t know if he was so in reality too.

Tughlaq A Play In Thirteen Scenes

He is an underestimated character whose importance in the story builds up with time. It is with plays like these that I get reminded of the notion of “history repeats itself”. Jan 12, Tikuli rated it really liked it. Very very well crafted.

The stage is bare except for a huge wooden throne atop a pyramid whose base is made up of stairs. Just a Muslim dhobi who pretends to be a brahmin in order to use equality between Hindus and Muslims as an excuse for the emperor to prove himself and also gain favour for himself. Girish Karnad is a girsh. The Sacrifice Girish Karnad. The way Karnad touches on the contemporary politics through history is brilliant. He may be like Pandit Nehru – whose polices the play seems to mock, ahead of his times.


Nevertheless, Tughlaq tughlaa one play which is sure to leave an imprint upon the Indian English Literature. It is reflective of the Kqrnad that Karnad sees in front of him, a stunning realization between the gulf between what is and what can be. Major blunder being the immediate transfer of capital city from Delhi to Dauladvad Devgiri tuglhaq then back again to Delhi. This is the tale of a wise man and his lack of foresight, which led to the stagnation, decay and deterioration of his kingdom.

Tughlas rule that began with ideals of a unified India soon degenerated into anarchy. Tughlaq written by Tuyhlaq Karnad inis his best loved play, about an idealist 14th-century Sultan of Delhi, Muhammad bin Tughluq, and allegory on the Nehruvian era which started with ambitious idealism and ended up in disillusionment.

Much later thru my fav columnist Jay Vasavada Gujarati newspaperI came to know that he is one our best modern playwrights.

As the drama opens, Tughlaq implores his kaenad to observe a social setting in “without any consideration of might or weakness, religion or creed.

Aziz, even though is a disgusting person, becomes a very intriguing character. The person u trust seems to be the person who betrays the worst and the person who is betrayed ironically is someone who indirectly betrays someone else or just principles he seems to profess.