Girish Karnad's activism

Committed to secularism

Print edition : July 05, 2019

Hassan, December 2003: Girish Karnad participating in a protest against the detention of members of the Progressive Forum who were demonstrating against Datta Jayanthi celebrations at Datta Peetha at Bababudangiri near Chikmagalur. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Girish Karnad with (from right) K. Marulasiddappa, Gauri Lankesh and Baraguru Ramachandrappa at a condolence meeting, organised for M.M. Kalburgi on the day he was shot dead, in Dharwad on August 30, 2015. Photo: K. MURALI KUMAR

Girish Karnad believed that it was wrong to view medieval Indian history as a clash between Hinduism and Islam and that often made him the target of the Right.
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