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Thunder On Stage : Research of Girish Karnad’s Plays C.L. Khatri & Sudhir K. Arora (Erectile dysfunction). Book Enclave, Jaipur, India, 2008, Rs. 695 ISBN-978-81-8152-222-1
Girish Karnad (1938) is really a significant title in Indian British drama. He’s overflowing the Indian drama by his dramatic abilities. He authored plays first in the adopted language Kannada after which converted the majority of then into British. His originality like a dramatist is based on his remarkable skill of utilizing myth, background and folktale to really make the drama lively and thought invoking. This anthology consists of twenty-two scholarly papers which papers make an thorough study of Yayati, Tughlaq, Hayavadana, Indonesia : The Sacrifice, Naga Mandala. Tala-Danda. The Fireplace and also the Rain. The Hopes for Tipu Sultion. A heap of Damaged Images and Flowers. Dr. Khatri and Dr. Arora make us acquainted with Karnad within the scholarly written Preface, “for his contribution to literature, she got many exclusive award which include : Mysore Condition Award for Yayati (1962), Government of Mysore Rajyotsava Award (1970), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Play writing (1972), Padma Shri (1974)” “Author of the seasonInch Award from Granthaloka Journal from the Book Trade for Taladanda (1990), the Karnatak Sahitya Akademi Award which are more Creative Work with Nagam and ala (1992), the B.H. Sridhar Award for Taledanda (1992), the Padma Bhushan Award (1992) …… the Sahitya Academy Award for Taledanda (1994), the Gubbi Veeranna Award (1997), the Bhartiya Jnanpith Award (1999) and Kalidas Samman through the Government of Madhya Pradesh (1999).” Within the first paper from the anthology titled “Girish Karnad : The Guy and also the Play Wright”, Dr. Khatre is definitely the marathon journey of Girish Karnad. “Karnad thought about being a poet of British but he grew to become a play Wright in Kannada and Indian British of componen excellence. His plays demonstrated to become an epoch making both significantly as well as in stage production.” The 2nd paper titled ‘Brecht’s Non-Aristotelian Theory of Drama and Dramatic Art of Girish Karnad’ by Dr. R.N. Rai explores Brecht’s theory of drama and compares it using the dramatic art of Girish Karnad. “Brechtian in fluency on Karnad made him dramatically conscious of the theatricality imaginativeness and natural energy from the Indian theatre. It sensitised him towards the wealthy potentialities of non-naturalistic techniques in our traditional theatre. Acknowledging Brecht’s affect on his dramatic works Karnad remarks that “Brecht’s influence, received mainly through his writing and without the advantage of his theatrical productions, went some means by causing us to be realize what is completed with the style of traditional theatre.” (Karnad, 14) The 3rd paper by Dr. Jyoti Gupta and Dr. Sushma Sharma titled ‘Existentialism in Girish Karnad’ Yayati presents existentialism within the play Yayati’. S.T. Kharat explores evil deceptiveness and violence in Karnad’s play Tughlaq in the play ‘ The Projection of Evil, Deceptiveness and Violence in Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq’ “The play is thus full of intrigues machinations, bloodstream-shed, terrible killings, violence and horror. There’s a lengthy chain of deceptiveness and violence. Seven to eight major figures are wiped out and numerous people die throughout the exodus.” Dr. Rajendra Prasad Y. Shinde presents Tughlaq like a political saga in the scholarly paper “Tughlaq : A modern day abide by Girish Karnad.” Dr. N.K. Neb has elevated some issues concerning the dramatisation from the failure within the play ‘Tughlaq’ in the paper titled “Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq : Dramatiesation from the Failure of Dialogical co-existence.’ “The failure from the dialogical discourse to occur is based on Tughlaq’s centralising perspective. The play Wright appears to understand this.” Another scholarly paper allows “Exhibiting the theatrical Effectiveness : (Re-) cording through Approaches to Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq forces the theatrical effectiveness within this play. Dr. G.S. Jha presents Karnad’s Haya-vadana like a publish colonial text is his scholarly paper titled “Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana : A Publish Colonial Fruition’. “Publish-colonialist, despite all controversies includes the issue of identity, alienation, moral code, fulfillment, mythological orientation, gender positioning, meta-physical dualism, neo-colonial dialectic etc, Karnad plays with historic and mythological episodes to prove his typical publish-colonial stature.” Dr. A. Vanitha throws light around the miracle realist characteristics in Hayavadana (1975) in the paper “The 3rd Eye Vision in Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana’. Dr. Kumud Agarwal presents Hayavadana as transformative medium in her own paper “Changing the Guy : An Email on Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana as Drama of Transformative Impulse in Guy.” Binod Mishra presents scholarly paper titled “Girish Karnad’s Indonesia : The Sacrifice : A voice of Reason against a saga of Myth.” “Thus we discover that Karnad’s Indonesia according to spiritual rifts between two religion us sects challenges the idiosyncratic practice and expose the hypocrisy of Guy to God.” Dr. Anshuman Khanna presents dialogic implications in Karnad’s Indonesia in the paper “Dialogic Implications in Karnad’s Bale, The Sacrifice.” Dr. Madhubala Saxena peeps in to the figures of Karnad’s play Indonesia in her own scholarly paper “Representing the interior Lands cape : A Peep in to the figures of Girish Karnad’s Indonesia : The Sacrifice. Dr. Shubha Mishra explores foricairlt’s Parropticism in her own paper titled” Reading through and (Mis) reading through Girish Karnad’s, Indonesia : The Sacrifice, within the light of foucanlt’s Panopticism.’ Dr. Anupam Bansal and Dr. Satish Kumar presents women empowerment in Girish Karnad’s Naga Mandala within their paper titled “Emanicipating Women : An Email on Women Empowerment in Girish Karnad’s Naga Mandala.” Dr. R.R. Priyadharshini presents archetypal perspective in her own paper titled “Girish Karnad’s Naga Mandala : An Archetrypal Perspective”. Dr. M.R. Verma explores Karnad’s Tale-Tale-Danda : Present ness of history : Dr. G.A. Ghanshyan and Raj Ralcha Singh explores jealousy and ego-the 2 important human aspects within the Fire and also the Rain within their paper titled “The Fireplace and also the Rain : An Account of Inflated Egos’, Dr. Archana Rathore explores classical misconceptions within the Fire and also the Rain in her own scholarly paper titled “Vivifying the classical Misconceptions : An Email on Girish Karnad’s. The Fireplace and also the Rain : Dr. (Mrs.) Gulshan Das and Ms. Tanjiem Ara Khan finds misconceptions in Girish Karnad’s ‘The Fire and also the Rain’ within their paper “Intertextuality and Retelling of Misconceptions in Girish Karand’s The Fireplace and also the Rain. This anthology consists of latter scholarly papers by certainly one of brilliant students of Indian British Literature Dr. S.K. Arora. Within the first paper he presents Karnad’s The Hopes for Tipu Sultan like a publish colonial text. “The storyline of Tipu Sultan clearly exhibits the British were scared of Tipu Sultan., alone in South India, because they were very comfortable with his abilities and skill in handling the administration and also the immune system of his Kingdom.” Dr. Arora presents appearance and breaking from the Ethics in Karnad’s Two Monologues in the scholarly paper. This anthology is exclusive in the own kind and both Dr. Khatri and Dr. Arora kind and both Dr. Khatri and Dr. Arora are effective within their efforts. This anthology is essential read for each enthusiastic readers and student of British literature. Even though the cost Rs. 695 looks quite much.
By : Dr. Ram Sharma Senior Lecture in British C-26, Shradhapuri Phase-2 Kankerkhera. Meerut Cantt – 250001 (U.P.) E-mail : dr.