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Language: English
Length: 144 Pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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TUGHLAQ (OXFORD INDIA PERENNIALS) OI (English) 2nd Edition (Paperback) Price: Rs.173

Tughlaq is an exploration of the highly paradoxical and myth-driven history of one of the most brilliant rulers India has ever seen, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq.

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The fourteenth century ruler of Delhi, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq, was a multi-dimensional scholar. Highly literate in theology, arts, and philosophy, besides being a brilliant calligraphist, poet, and a mystic, Tughlaq was eccentric. It even earned him the title of ‘Mad Muhammad’, a crucial aspect explored in the play by Karnad. In Tughlaq, Karnad tries to delve deep into the character that Muhammad Bin Tughlaq was, and explores the rationale behind his ostensibly capricious nature. The book explores the story through both the historical and mythical dimensions. The action of the play closely resembles the contemporary social and political events.

Tughlaq includes a new Prologue written by Karnad, in which he reflects on the events leading up to the creation of the play as well as its aftermath, such as its general reception and the many other adaptations. The publishing of this new edition of Tughlaq, four decades after its first release is a testimony to the influence of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq through the ages. The introduction to the book is written by U. R. Ananthamurthy, and Aparna Dharwadker has written an essay.

About Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad is a writer, actor, and director, primarily in the Kannada language. Several books authored by Girish include The Fire And The Rain, The Dreams Of Tipu Sultan And Bali, Naga-Mandala: Play With A Cobra, Three Modern Indian Plays, and Yayati.

Girish was born in Matheran, Maharashtra in 1938. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Science from Karnatak University, Dharwar. With aspirations of earning international literary fame and armed with a Rhodes scholarship, Girish graduated from the University of Oxford, studying Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy. Girish began winning international praise and acclaim for his work as a writer, actor, and director. Girish Karnad is the recipient of prestigious awards and honors such as Padma Shri, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Bhushan, Jnanpith Award, and Kannada Sahitya Academy Award. He has also been the recipient of several Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Film, and Best Supporting Actor awards across Filmfare and various national awards.

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Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2012 August
ISBN-13 9780198077138
ISBN-10 0198077130
Language English
Edition 2ndEdition
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 144 Pages
Width 5.40 inch
Height 0.40 inch
Depth 0.23 inch
Weight 0.23 g
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01 Jun 2012
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Tughlaq is an awesome play written by Girish Karnad. I have read it in Marathi and now wanted to read it in English, so bought the book from Flipkart. Delivery etc. was good, but the printing quality is quite bad. Might be, worth Rs. 37/-

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