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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The game of chess that happens right in front of your eyes with the characters makes you feel eager to know what happens.

Tughlaq, Second Edition – Girish Karnad – Oxford University Press

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No one in their rig A supremely well-written play, ‘Tughlaq’ is one piece of Indian writing that you don’t want to miss! Muhammad Bin Tughlaq, who ruled from Delhi in the fourteenth century, was a man of many dimensions.

An interesting perspective on the emperor often referred to as the ‘mad king’.

Tughlaq A Play In Thirteen Scenes

Using history and myth in equal measure, Karnad delves into the psyche of Muhammad to understand and interpret the rationale behind his whimsical actions. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

So, was Muhummad bin Tughlaq mad or brilliant? It is a must read and will continue to pull readers for a long time. 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

Academic Skip to main content. Girish Kahand is known to use history and mythology to deal with contemporary issues. But this personal involvement drives kxrnad to do actions which are cruel or unethical. Oct giirish, Jackson Cyril rated it it was tuughlaq. His reforms seem to have a genius, all they lack is a bit of common sense. It is reflective of the India that Karnad sees in front of him, a stunning realization between the gulf between what is and what can be.

Jun 16, George Thomas rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. 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.

Tughlaq, Second Edition

Originally written in Kannada during the Navya movement, giish play is also a commentary on contemporary politics. I think it is now safe to describe Demonetization as a doing of Tughlaq Darbar with proof.

Choose your country or region Close. Karnad decided to rise to the challenge. He has dialogues but its more like the breadth of his dialogues are huge and immensely poetic than the frequency of his gidish.

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 mad” then. He ended his career in bloodshed and giirish. The play depicts him as a man of ideals having a grand vision but his reign was an abject failure.


It’s got so much depth and humour in giirish. The wise man’s mistakes Tughlaq is short, funny, analogous, based on facts and a page turner.

But with time, as he evokes from a mere dhobi to a civil servant, his desire for more and his anger and fascination of the politics played by the sultan increases. The story mostly elaborates mistakes of the most educated of all muslim rulers who ever ruled over India and his wise man’s mistakes. The new Prologue by Karnad recounts the personal history behind the genesis of the play as well as its afterlife-the many productions and general reception.

And giirsh ultimate test – giriish it ends u wish Karnad had written a longer book. The play depicts him as a man of ide Tughlaq is a thirteen scene play tuvhlaq by actor-playwright Girish Karnad about the turbulent rule of Muhammad bin Tughlaq, who ruled from to As much of the problems of leadership today are issues like trust, credibility, authenticity and legitimacy, the play captures the importance of credibility for a leader.