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Naga-Mandala - Play with a Cobra
by Girish Karnad      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 1727 - Paperback - 46 Pages (Year: 1997/2004)
Oxford University Press ~ ISBN: 0195626222


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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.


 


 About the Author

Girish Karnad Apart from working in the theatre, he has directed and acted in films. He has served as Director, Film and Television Institute of India; Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi (the National Academy of the Performing Arts); and Director, the Nehru Centre, London. He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan and conferred the prestigious Jnanpith Award.


 

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