Girish Karnad: Staging our times

Print edition : July 19, 2019

Girish Karnad's play “Nagamandala”, directed by Neelam Mansingh, staged in Bengaluru on August 16, 2008. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash

Girish Karnad. Photo: K. BHAGYA PRAKASH

Members of Rangayana repertory of Mysuru staging “Taledanda” in Mangaluru on November 16, 2016. Photo: H.S. Manjunath

A scene from Karnad’s classic play “Tughlaq”, when it was staged in Hyderabad. Photo: A. Roy Chowdhury

Amrish Puri and Satyadev Dubey in “Yayati”. Photo: From Girish Karnad's Autobiography

The actors Amol Palekar, Bapu Karmarkar, Sunila Pradhan and Amrish Puri in “Hayavadana”. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Throughout his life Girish Karnad questioned existing social norms and refused to be a conformist. And this is what he incorporated into his craft as a playwright extraordinaire and indeed into every craft he touched.
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