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Naga-Mandala - Play with a Cobra
Naga-Mandala - Play with a Cobra

Naga-Mandala - Play with a Cobra

by Girish Karnad

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195626222 - Year: 1997/2004 - Pages: 46

Binding

Paperback

Girish Karnad
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Author: Girish Karnad
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1997/2004
Language: English
Pages: 46
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195626222

Description

In this play, 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 the human need to fill the void in her life. Rani's predicament poignantly reflects the human need to live by fictions 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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